Kiwis Rush to NZ Gun Shops in Anticipation of New Gun Laws

Kiwis Rush to NZ Gun Shops in Anticipation of New Gun Laws

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Opinion While some New Zealanders are turning in guns to police, others are rushing to gun shops to buy semi-auto rifles in anticipation of new gun control laws. (Dave Workman) USA – -( AmmoLand.com )- Instead of rushing to turn in their guns in the aftermath of the double mosque attacks in Christchurch, reports from New Zealand indicate that many of the island nation’s citizens are actually rushing to gun stores in the anticipation of a ban that might be coming from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, according to Stuff, a New Zealand news organ. While some Kiwi gun owners have, indeed, surrendered firearms to the authorities as reported previously by AmmoLand News, others appear to have a far different attitude. According to the Stuff report, Blenheim gun shop owner Peter Watson said hunters and sport shooters are “already considering purchases” and were “keen to buy ” guns after Ardern announced the nation’s gun laws would change. Does that make reports from CNN and The Daily Mail about the turn-ins “fake news?” Not necessarily, but it does show that not all New Zealanders are jumping on the disarmament bandwagon. According to CNN , quoting Prof. Philip Alpers—founder of “GunPolicy.org”—the nation’s firearms laws have “remained substantially unaltered since 1992.” Calls for registration and other restrictions have essentially gone unanswered. Alpers reportedly complained to CNN that, “Not one of these measures has been addressed by legislation. Government has since considered a range of similar recommendations, but special interest groups prevent meaningful change.” […]

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