SUBMISSION: Defeated New Zealanders Line Up to Hand in Banned Firearms to Authorities
New Zealand gun owners are lining up across their country to hand in their firearms, after a hysteria targeting gun owners has taken hold after a mass shooter terrorized two Mosques in Christchurch earlier this year.
Authorities estimate that 19,000 guns have been seized as apart of a buyback scheme initiated by the New Zealand government. Owners of the now-illegal guns are tossed a pittance to surrender their basic freedoms, and they have until the end of the year to comply with this edict.
Meanwhile, feminist Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has offered a second round of gun control laws as the nation continues to march down the road toward full confiscation. She made it clear with her rhetoric that her subjects are only entitled to protect themselves at her behest.
“Owning a firearm is a privilege not a right,” Ardern said.
The newly proposed firearms register will catalog personally identifiable data on each gun owner, including their name, address, date of birth, and purchasing records. This will give law enforcement the information they need to strip New Zealanders of all their firearms at a later date.
“Our focus since March 15 has been on ensuring that our communities are as protected as they can be from the potential for another attack like the horrific one we witnessed in Christchurch,” Ardern said, referencing the date of the massacre.
“That attack exposed weaknesses in legislation which we have the power to fix. We would not be a responsible government if we didn’t address them,” she added.
Another aspect of the proposed reforms will allow health professionals to snitch to police if they consider one of their patients to be mentally unfit to own firearms.
The silver lining of the New Zealand gun control is that it has not been particularly effective. Only ten percent of banned guns have been voluntarily surrendered, as the Molon Labe mindset has not been erased completely within New Zealanders.
“We are a long way from making us safer,” National MP Nick Smith complained.
“How on Earth will any one of us be able to stand up in front of the public of New Zealand and say ‘you are safe’ if we believe there are tens of thousands of these things still out there?” he asked.
The amnesty period comes to an end officially on December 20, and Deputy Police Commissioner Mike Clement makes it clear that gun owners will be targeted if they do not surrender their firearms before that date.
Clement said: “Why would you take that risk? Please don’t be the person that looks back on the 21st of December and says, ‘Gee, I missed that opportunity and now I’m unlawfully in possession of a firearm.'”
“Bring your guns in,” he added.
This is what could easily happen in America if President Donald Trump loses to one of his socialist Democratic Party challengers in 2020.