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New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms (truncated)
Buzzfeed ^ | 03/20/2019 | Tasneem Nashrulla

Posted on 03/23/2019 10:51:50 AM PDT by akalinin

Full title: New Zealand's Gun Owners Have So Far Voluntarily Surrendered 37 Firearms — Of An Estimated 1.2 Million

Following reports that a flood of New Zealand gun owners have been voluntarily surrending their firearms in the wake of last Friday's Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead, the numbers are in on how many Kiwis actually handed over their weapons.

Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrendered nationwide, according to BuzzFeed.

No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types of firearms, or where they were surrendered.

The reports of citizens disarming themselves came after a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several "in principle decisions" on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, while praising residents who have surrendered their guns to police.

So far, we know of four people who have; Green Party member John Hart and longtime gun owner "@SirWB" - who each turned in a rifle, a grandmother who goes by the Twitter handle "@FeyHag" who said she requested for her family's guns to be handed in for destruction, and former New Zealand Army soldier Pete Breidahl - who said he warned local police of extremists at a local rifle club where he said he suspected the shooter was a member.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeednews.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; kiwis; newzealand; surrender
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To: akalinin

From 37 liberal morons...

I guess we are safe from them committing mass murder.


21 posted on 03/23/2019 11:27:46 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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22 posted on 03/23/2019 11:31:07 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: pepsionice
With their wording, it’s 37 weapons (not people), so you could be talking about just 12 guys with two, three or four weapons each that met the qualifications. It’s written badly because they listed only certain types of weapons in this banning effort, not all 1.2 million.

Reading Buzzfeed implies low jounalistic expectations. No surprises here either.
23 posted on 03/23/2019 11:34:40 AM PDT by akalinin
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24 posted on 03/23/2019 11:34:43 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: akalinin

1.2 million guns in the country? Surprised there’s that many.


25 posted on 03/23/2019 11:38:45 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: akalinin

resist, with all means necessary.


26 posted on 03/23/2019 11:49:56 AM PDT by Lockbar (What would Vlad The Impaler do?)
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To: Jeff Chandler
37? A single gun owner in Arizona could do that.

And a married gun owner is AZ could double it!

27 posted on 03/23/2019 11:50:21 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: akalinin

Update: Tennessee Nana’s multiple gun owning NZ Dad is still rolling in his grave


28 posted on 03/23/2019 11:52:40 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: dp0622
Heck some FReepers I talk to could donate that many to a gun club and still have 50 :)

While I envy such collections, I don't envy the cost and effort it takes to accumulate, store, and care for large collections.

I've got maybe fifteen in my collection, and it's quite a task to keep them all cleaned, stored properly, adequate ammo on hand for all, adequate mags for every one, all properly accessorized, with individual range bags for each, plus miscellaneous items and tools of all sorts to keep the family happy.

29 posted on 03/23/2019 11:54:24 AM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Mr. K

A fairly high compliance rate 37 out of 1.2 million would yield a (you do the math) percent. Politicians should declare it a victory and go on to approving a newborn baby slice and dice bill.

As for me I would of course immediately comply with such a firearm order and promptly surrender anything that I might come across around here. It would be the right thing to do.


30 posted on 03/23/2019 11:55:14 AM PDT by whistleduck (arpoon)
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To: akalinin

There are 2 new guns I want to buy, but I’m in CA and can only buy 1 per month. I do have a broken, non functioning old Marlin bolt action 22 I’d turn in if our area had such events. Maybe I can just go the police office. I’d rather someone paid me.


31 posted on 03/23/2019 12:01:09 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Jeff Chandler

6.5 BILLION!?!??!?!

It will soon be in the 10s of billions for one electioon!!

And I really wonder what the percentage of votes changed as a result.

End results aren’t so dramatic from early polls, it seems.


32 posted on 03/23/2019 12:11:20 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)
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To: umgud
There are 2 new guns I want to buy, but I’m in CA and can only buy 1 per month.

Sorry to hear that.

BTW, I'm loooking at a Ruger GP100 in 327 Federal. Like the versatility, not sure if I want to spend the cash just yet.
33 posted on 03/23/2019 12:12:00 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Kickass Conservative
>The Weapons are Registered.

As I understand it, firearms are NOT registered in NZ, but an individual must have the correct type of license to obtain one.

That's why the pinko-commie-lib-gungrabbing-babykilling-islamophile™ reclassified modern sporting rifles before a law was passed to ban them, since they know once the government debates the new law banning them gun owners will buy them up, and there is no way for the authorities to track them down.

34 posted on 03/23/2019 12:13:45 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (This just proves my latest theory ... LIBERALS RUIN EVERYTHING!)
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To: Zhang Fei

1.2 million guns is about 1 in 4 New Zealanders. 1 in 3 adults per capita. Not many western nations have that ratio ig guns to people. Frontier heritage?


35 posted on 03/23/2019 12:14:33 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: xkaydet65

Violent sheep gangs


36 posted on 03/23/2019 12:42:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: akalinin

The muzloving headscarf wearing dhimmi will order police to break into non-muz houses to take guns.


37 posted on 03/23/2019 12:58:54 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
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To: Zhang Fei

I wonder how violent the current prime minister will get to confiscate guns?


38 posted on 03/23/2019 12:59:26 PM PDT by minnesota_bound (My sister said the only thing that did not was the clock. GE has spare parts)
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To: minnesota_bound

Leftists are bloodthirsty scum the world over.


39 posted on 03/23/2019 1:10:18 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: akalinin

Probably all broken, rusty, or zip gun types made from pipe. HA! HA!


40 posted on 03/23/2019 1:18:20 PM PDT by wetgundog (CNN is FAKE NEWS ...Just added NBC.)
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