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New Zealand collects over 50,000
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Posted By: mc squared, 12/21/2019 11:21:21 AM

New Zealand is going assault weapon free. Authorities in the country say more than 50,000 firearms have been handed over to the police after a nationwide gun buyback program. The initiative began after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch which left 51 dead in March. An additional 2,700 guns were modified to make compliant with new regulations and 5,000 firearms of all types were also collected as part of a no-questions-asked amnesty. All told, the government has spent roughly $66 million on the effort.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork 12/21/2019 11:24:14 AM (No. 268461)
Always thought the Kiwi’s we’re smarter than this. Guess not.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: someshoes 12/21/2019 11:26:36 AM (No. 268466)
That works out to about $25,000 per weapon.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: someshoes 12/21/2019 11:28:00 AM (No. 268470)
My bad...make that $1320 per weapon.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 12/21/2019 11:30:50 AM (No. 268473)
Kiwis are too docile. Remember Charlton Heston's words: "from my cold, dead hands!"
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bythegates 12/21/2019 11:32:29 AM (No. 268476)
What good has ever come from disarming law abiding citizens? Clearly criminals and despots have taken over this beautiful island nation.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GuessWho 12/21/2019 11:36:43 AM (No. 268482)
What the article didn’t say was 120,000 were not bought back.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bamapreacher 12/21/2019 11:43:29 AM (No. 268493)
I wonder if they will have a suicide vest buyback considering the Muslims have managed to disarm everyone else.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: BarryNo 12/21/2019 11:43:57 AM (No. 268494)
How my by you want to bet that most were guns already in police hands? I haves trouble believing Kiwis would surrender like this.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: clayusmcret 12/21/2019 11:47:00 AM (No. 268499)
50,000 - Less than 1/3 of the amount they think are in the hands of their subjects. Lots of people basically said go pound sand.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 12/21/2019 12:00:19 PM (No. 268512)
How can you buy back something you never owned or sold in the first place? It is compensated confiscation. I guess the irony escapes them; that anyone so law abiding they would obey an unjust law is unlikely to cause a problem in the first place.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: unagator 12/21/2019 12:03:19 PM (No. 268515)
I have a couple I would turn in if Uncle Stupid will pay full retail for them.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: kono 12/21/2019 12:03:44 PM (No. 268516)
How many of the people whom the authorities most wished would give up their guns just used their buyback money to obtain a better gun.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: HerbVA 12/21/2019 12:20:29 PM (No. 268532)
I always pictured New Zealand as being filled with only four-legged sheep. I now see the two-legged sheep are alive and well.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DCGIRL 12/21/2019 12:21:36 PM (No. 268534)
With the governor and the new members of the Virginia state house and senate, I believe Virginia will be next.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Right Time 12/21/2019 12:21:58 PM (No. 268535)
How many of those 50,000 sold to the government were rusty out hunks of metal that could never fire a bullet? This was a "Cash for Clunker Guns" Sale
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 12/21/2019 12:45:18 PM (No. 268557)
I’ve got a .22 pistol made in the 1930s that I’d love to sell the government for $1,500.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel 12/21/2019 12:48:05 PM (No. 268562)
Why is it a "buyback"? Were the firearms purchased from the government in the first place? If not, then it's confiscation, not a buyback.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Proud Texan 12/21/2019 1:11:35 PM (No. 268583)
They're not going "assault weapon" free. They are only making good people defenseless. Criminals will keep their assault weapons, that they actually use to assault people, and now are protected by the government from people they prey on.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 12/21/2019 2:05:20 PM (No. 268624)
Confiscation, NOT a buy back.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: HotRod 12/21/2019 2:05:46 PM (No. 268627)
The progressives captured New Zealand a long time ago. I visited there once and was a little surprised that the people were so… subdued. They were nice, but had been totally indoctrinated by the left. I suppose it doesn't matter much anyway. New Zealand depends on other countries for protection.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: southernboy 12/21/2019 2:07:55 PM (No. 268628)
And now the lawmakers are calling for a complete weapons ban! It's NEVER enough!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/21/2019 2:30:38 PM (No. 268644)
Now just hand them over to your peaceful Muslim immigrants for safekeeping. Everything will work out fine!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 12/21/2019 2:44:46 PM (No. 268650)
All these Kiwi's wives must have been "you get your little rear end down to the police and you turn in that gun, mister" finger pointed in face foot tapping on floor! And the Kiwis folded!!! Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh!!!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chabis 12/21/2019 2:47:35 PM (No. 268654)
Wow! With just a little luck NZ can become as peaceful as has become today's Sweden! Lucky, lucky them!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DaddyO 12/21/2019 3:03:41 PM (No. 268662)
You can buy a used S&W SW9F semi automatic handgun (used) at Gun City (multiple locations in NZ) for $600-$900. You can buy a Glock 17 for $999. You need a license to own a gun in NZ, but that's it. A seller will sell to the highest bidder. In this case it's probably going to be the gov't. When the dollars dry up they'll go back to selling market value.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/21/2019 5:09:44 PM (No. 268717)
Just like "Cash for Clunkers" was here, people were turning in crap cars that hadn't run in years to make some cash to help bail out the car makers. The Kiwis no doubt discovered just how pathetic these things really go when people were turning in .22 cal. snub-nose pistols, claiming they were "assault weapons."
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Norway 12/21/2019 5:26:15 PM (No. 268728)
TO NZers: "You'll be sorry."
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Reply 28 - Posted by: banal_resentive 12/21/2019 6:27:51 PM (No. 268755)
Subjects, not citizens.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: TXknitter 12/21/2019 11:17:35 PM (No. 268855)
Its been a disaster disarming decent law abiding citizens in England. Violent crime stats in London are through the roof - especially knife attacks.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: hoosierblue 12/22/2019 7:32:32 AM (No. 268987)
Definition -Gun Buy Backs: Where the public can turn in old mistreated, broken, rusted guns that don't work for money to buy new guns and ammo.
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