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« Reply #50 on: Mar 31, 2019, 01:46:56 pm »
 

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Mongrel Mob leader says members won't hand in their guns

https://nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12217785

Gang members will not be handing in their guns following the law reform announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a Mongrel Mob leader has said.

Sonny Fatu, president of the Waikato branch of the Mongrel Mob, said that, while some members of the gang may have illegal guns, they will not be handing them in as they are necessary to their protection.

"Will gangs get rid of their weapons? No. Because of who we are, we can't guarantee our own safety," he told Stuff.

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Re: New Zealand shooting 3/15/19
« Reply #51 on: Apr 01, 2019, 10:05:40 am »
 

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New Zealand Introduces Gun Control Bill Expected To Become Law Within Weeks

https://npr.org/2019/04/01/708679715/new-zealand-introduces-gun-reform-bill-expected-to-become-law-within-weeks


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The Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill, introduced by Nash, would make it illegal to own certain parts that can be used to assemble prohibited weapons. Nash said Monday that the gunman in the Christchurch attacks created military-style weapons from legally purchased semi-automatic guns and high-capacity magazines.

"The loophole that this terrorist used to kill 50 people was totally unacceptable," Nash said, according to The Associated Press. "We're closing that down."

In addition to banning most semi-automatic firearms, the bill also prohibits the sale, import, supply or possession of pump-action shotguns that can be used with detachable magazines or that hold more than five cartridges. It excludes pistols, as well as some guns — "small-calibre rimfire semi-automatic firearms and lesser-capacity shotguns" — often used by farmers and hunters. The measure also provides exemptions for groups such as "bona fide collectors of firearms" and pest controllers.

The bill provides amnesty covering the surrender of firearms, magazines and parts through Sept. 30. Ardern has said the government will create a buyback scheme to compensate owners of banned firearms, a program that could cost up to 200 million New Zealand dollars (around $137 million).

Following reports over the weekend that the New Zealand gang Mongrel Mob would not turn in illegal firearms, Peters said Monday that there would be "consequences" for anyone who did not conform to the law.

"Our message is, yes, you will be handing them back," he said.



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Re: New Zealand shooting 3/15/19
« Reply #52 on: Jul 05, 2019, 07:09:39 pm »
 

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New Zealand struggles to enforce gun-control law

Pro-gun groups threaten legal action as government buyback program falters

https://mercurynews.com/2019/06/30/new-zealand-struggles-to-enforce-gun-control-law/


It was one of the defining moments as New Zealand grieved after a pair of deadly mosque attacks: a near-unanimous parliamentary vote in April to ban assault-style rifles and similar weapons.

The lawmakers’ move was immediately acclaimed by gun-control advocates worldwide as an example of decisive collective action in a nation unified in horror by the March 15 assaults in Christchurch that left 51 people dead.

Then the momentum began to slow.

Growing opposition from New Zealand’s pro-gun groups has complicated efforts to round up the now-banned firearms under a buyback program. Lawsuits are threatened.

Gun-control advocates argue that compensation rates may not be fair and warn of a possible spike in black-market sales.

The government, meanwhile, is faced with a sobering set of challenges over how to enforce the new law.

There is no national registry for many of the weapons targeted by the ban, including the AR-15 — a semiautomatic rifle that has been used in mass shootings in the United States and is often at the center of American gun-control debates.

As a result, estimates of the numbers of newly banned weapons vary widely. So far, about 700 firearms have been voluntarily surrendered.

More at the link --->  https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/30/new-zealand-struggles-to-enforce-gun-control-law/



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Re: New Zealand shooting 3/15/19
« Reply #53 on: Jul 05, 2019, 07:23:06 pm »
 

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I read a comment on another forum that I thought was interesting.  A lot of US billionaires are buying property in New Zealand just in case something bad happens in the US.
It cannot be a coincidence that New Zealand just enacted gun confiscation to disarms its citizens.   Without a disarmed citizenry,  these criminals will face little opposition if they set a police state in New Zealand to protect themselves.

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Billionaires Are Building Bunkers In New Zealand, Prepping For The Apocalypse

https://inquisitr.com/3950643/billionaires-are-building-bunkers-in-new-zealand-prepping-for-the-apocalypse/

Some of America’s richest citizens are buying into a fast-growing movement of well-heeled doomsday survivalists or “preppers” investing billions of dollars to prepare secretly for the global apocalypse. The increasing number of billionaires who are participating in the doomsday “prepper” movement by acquiring elaborate and expensive getaways in isolated and remote spots of the world is causing concern among observers, with many asking whether America’s elite know something the rest of us don’t.

The public obtained valuable insight into the fast-growing movement, consisting of billionaire Silicon Valley and Wall Street preppers who have been secretly buying up vast tracts of land in New Zealand, following an incident involving Peter Thiel, the billionaire founder of Paypal, Vanity Fair reported.

Petehr Thiel, who gained notoriety in the mostly liberal Silicon Valley as a libertarian and Donald Trump supporter, recently paid $10 million for a 477-acre estate in New Zealand’s isolated Southern Alps.

The acquisition sparked a public outcry, according to CNN. Some New Zealanders alleged an invasion of the country by American Silicon Valley and financial sector billionaires. Amid the outcry, the New Zealand government released a document that revealed that Thiel was granted citizenship under “exceptional circumstances” that side-stepped the normal process for granting citizenship to foreigners.

Thiel later reportedly enthused about his “great pride” about being a citizen of New Zealand, saying that he has “found no other country that aligns more with my view of the future,” according to the Daily Mail.

One of his Silicon Valley colleagues, the venture capitalist Sam Altman, is believed to have inadvertently revealed the reason why American billionaires have been rushing to acquire property in Zealand when he said that he and Thiel would flee to New Zealand at the first sign of trouble in the U.S. or a global disaster.

Altman’s comment focused public attention on the extraordinary lengths to which some of the world’s richest people have gone recently to ensure that they and their families survive a global catastrophe. The super-rich have been buying property in parts of the world considered relatively “safe,” and they have been building fortified underground structures stocked with huge supplies and equipped with all conceivable necessities of life, including power generators, arms and ammunition.

Several enterprising individuals have founded companies to exploit the demand for apocalypse bunkers by the growing community of wealthy preppers. For instance, The Survival Condo Project has created a luxury underground apartment complex from a nuclear missile silo in Kansas.

Super-rich Americans known to have acquired property in New Zealand in the hope of a safe haven if the apocalypse happens include the billionaire hedge-fund investor Julian Robertson and the Hollywood film director James Cameron.

According to the Daily Mail, in the first ten months of 2016, foreigners, mostly Americans and Australians, purchased nearly 1,400 square miles of land in New Zealand, representing more than a fourfold increase over the previous year.



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« Reply #54 on: Jul 22, 2019, 05:57:42 am »
 

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Proposed New Zealand law says owning guns is not a right

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/proposed-zealand-law-owning-guns-64478229

New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership in a law proposed Monday that emphasizes owning guns is a privilege and not a right.

The new law would ban the sale of guns to overseas visitors, create a register to track all guns in the country, and require gun owners to renew their gun licenses every five years instead of every 10. It would also allow police to weigh other factors such as a person's mental health and even what they had been posting on social media to determine whether they were fit to own a gun.

The government hopes lawmakers will approve the legislation by the end of the year.

More at the link ---> https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/proposed-zealand-law-owning-guns-64478229



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