Skip to comments.New Zealand gun owners begin voluntarily surrendering their weapons to authorities
Posted on 03/19/2019 12:19:32 PM PDT by mikelets456
Many New Zealand gun owners have voluntarily surrendered their semi-automatic rifles to police following Friday's terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, Newsweek reported.
Some have taken to social media to encourage others to follow their move.
"Until today, I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle," farmer John Hart tweeted. "On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn't outweigh the risk of misuse.
"We don't need these in our country. We have [to] make sure it's #NeverAgain."
(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...
BTW-—this was originally on the The Blaze but FR would not let me post that-—really?
There is no way that I believe this!
but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.
Where does that end???!?!
Misuse of cars, energy, money??
This smells like phony news.
They've just rolled over for the terrorists who will react to that shooting. Christians being slaughtered around the world is okay because the media never says anything as much about that.
Always heard there are a lot of sheep in New Zealand.
Crime will rise. Rights will be taken. The majority will be repressed. Democracry will turn to socialism will turn to dictatorship.
How many times do we have to watch this before people learn?
It’s just like The Simpsons where two aliens with nails in boards take over the planet.
Yes, it smells like phony news. But if true, the fools deserve what is coming to them. They do not deserve to be free.
Goebbels-Mushroom-Media in action.
It happened here as well after Sandy Hook and again after Parkland.
Kennedy was killed with a single shot bolt action rifle.
Are all the farmers going to turn in their fertilizer?
Virtue signalling. I hope it makes them feel good.
Some people are really, really stupid.
I’m sure all the criminals are surrendering their guns along with the law abiding citizens.
“On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.”
That’s the pioneer spirit, that’s how the west was won.
A farmer without a rifle? Either its a lie or he is an idiot.
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