New Zealand Gun Confiscation, not so successful
Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:28 pm
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/11 ... e-looming/
18% compliance rate.After a deadly mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand, it took Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern only a week to announce a ban on all assault weapons and “military-style automatic weapons.” “This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like,” said Bernie Sanders...
… in New Zealand, as some of the U.S. primary candidates have suggested, legal gun owners are supposed to continue to be law-abiding and just turn in their weapons. Except with an end-of-the-year deadline looming, it doesn’t look like New Zealanders are anxious to hand over their weapons.
Cam Edwards over at Twitchy sister-site Bearing Arms reports that according to New Zealand Police Minister Stuart Nash, more than 32,000 prohibited weapons have been turned in since collection began in summer. That might sound like a lot, but it’s estimated that there are about 175,000 of those rifles in circulation in the country, resulting in a compliance rate of about 18 percent.