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Old September 13, 2019, 06:05 AM   #1
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More Restrictions For New Zealand Gun Owners

Just six months after New Zealand passes restrictive gun laws banning many firearms, New Zealand gun owners are again on the receiving end of more restrictions.

https://news.yahoo.com/zealand-plans...041246418.html

So, the NZ government gave a gun license to a non-citizen, white supremascist, who any rational person could see was potentially violent. And when he used that license to murder people, they responded by disarming their own citizens - the people he’d murdered.

Now, barely six months later, that drastic gun control measure wasn’t enough and new measures including firearms registration, reduction of license term, and a requirement doctors notify police if they think you shouldn’t have guns are being proposed in the legislature.

Also once again, gun control people get excited and demand confiscation before they have registration, with predictable results.
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Old September 13, 2019, 09:25 AM   #2
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NZ is basically socialist like the UK and many other nations; this is what they do because they are afraid of the citizens being armed. It's a shame too, because after Australia went berserk after Tasmania, NZ was the freest country outside the US regarding gun ownership, with a LARGE population of hunters, shooters and competitors. Their NRA had a very powerful voice in politics, at least at one time.
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Old September 13, 2019, 09:43 AM   #3
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NZ is basically socialist like the UK and many other nations; this is what they do because they are afraid of the citizens being armed. It's a shame too, because after Australia went berserk after Tasmania, NZ was the freest country outside the US regarding gun ownership, with a LARGE population of hunters, shooters and competitors. Their NRA had a very powerful voice in politics, at least at one time.
This illustrates some part of the difference between the US, and the rest of the anglosphere with a less structured common law tradition and weak upper legislative houses. When your neighbors go loopy, you want a powerful upper house to frustrate popular will and you want explicit and non-"living" statements of your rights.
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Old September 13, 2019, 09:48 AM   #4
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It also illustrates what you get from trying to accommodate the other side - more gun control and sooner rather than later.
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Old September 13, 2019, 07:22 PM   #5
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It is never enough to give a little they want it all-even if the laws do not work-that's not the issue-you being armed is.
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Old September 13, 2019, 11:59 PM   #6
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Doesn't matter if its gun control, international relations, or who get s the blanket, when one side takes the position of "what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable" and the other side allows this, the side allowing it generally loses.
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Old September 14, 2019, 08:03 AM   #7
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It's almost as if there's some slippery slope.

But of course there isn't. Gun control advocates say we're just being paranoid.
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Old September 14, 2019, 08:50 AM   #8
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What the news doesn't tell us is almost all Kiwi's are ignoring these gun orders.

They can be a nasty bunch. Not at all like the Aussies

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