NZ to announce gun amnesty

DB Cooper

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New Zealand prime minister Ms Ardern has encouraged New Zealanders to surrender their semi-automatic weapons through a voluntary amnesty.

"To make our community safer, the time to act is now," Ms Ardern said.

While details of the reforms are yet to be released, Ms Ardern said, "we are of one mind. We are absolutely united as a cabinet".

Semi-automatic assault rifles are expected to be banned in New Zealand, and gun owners are likely to face much more stringent registration requirements. The proposed changes will be announced before the cabinet meets again next week. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters endorsed the plan.


 
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That’s the thing with these ‘hand in your’ things stuff.

It happened in Glasgow, which at the time was the most murderous per head place in the western world. The amount of knives handed in was insane. But the actual criminals and gang members held on to theirs.

So basically making the casual Glaswegian public susceptible to knive crime.


(This is a paradoy I’ve dreamt up on how yanks view gun ownership)
 

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Perhaps NZ should donate all the weapons handed in during their amnesty to a country who thinks they need more weapons?

Why destroy the weapons when Trump could issue them to US school teachers?
 

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And it didn’t reduce the amount of violent crime. In fact, that went up while the violent crime rate here has been on the decline for decades.
It is a no-brainer that you can do a whole lot more damage with a gun than without one.
 
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Since when does “amnesty” mean hand over your shit that you bought and paid for legally with your hard earned money or we’ll throw your ass in prison and take it?

Some sick asshole somewhere shot some people and that means I shouldn’t be able to own a gun when I’ve owned them all my life without incident and would never do anything like that? Nah, fuck off.
 

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The 9/11 highjackers had no guns and they killed what, like 3,000 people? They couldn’t have done that with guns.
That was a quantum shift from the topic of discussion - the effect of the gun amnesty in Australia :smile
 
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And it didn’t reduce the amount of violent crime. In fact, that went up while the violent crime rate here has been on the decline for decades.
With all your guns and your routine massacres and your carnage in every major city every weekend, look at your murder rate.

Then look around at the murder rates of..... well..... every single other Western democracy. :thumbsup

:hat
 

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But those awesome incentives to hand in your guns though, how could any criminal resist? I know if I were a criminal with a gun I'd be marching right down to the police station with a smile on my face and good feelings in my heart.
Granted we are probably more civilized than some countries, but the gun amnesty worked well in Australia.
 
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With all your guns and your routine massacres and your carnage in every major city every weekend, look at your murder rate.

Then look around at the murder rates of..... well..... every single other Western democracy. :thumbsup

:hat
The US isn’t even in the top 10 in mass shooting deaths per capita. Norway is #1 and France, Switzerland, Finland and Belgium are also all ahead of us in that category.
 

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Turns out the shooter’s gun license restricted him from possessing magazines with more than a seven round capacity, but somehow that didn’t stop him. It’s almost as if people intent on committing mass murder don’t really give a fuck about gun laws, as crazy as that sounds.
 
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The US isn’t even in the top 10 in mass shooting deaths per capita. Norway is #1 and France, Switzerland, Finland and Belgium are also all ahead of us in that category.
It doesn't mean they don't have a massive problem.
 

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It doesn't mean they don't have a massive problem.
With a mass shooting death rate of 0.089 per million? You’re actually more than twice as likely to be killed by lightning here in the US than by a mass shooter. Do we have a massive problem with deaths due to lightning here?
 

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Surely if the government are going to change the law anybody who owns a semi-automatic and has purchased ammunition should be entitled to 100% reimbursement from the government
How about a 10,000% reimbursement? If the NZ government doesn’t do it it’s because they don’t care about dead kids.
 
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