All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday.I wonder, while they're at it, if they are going to ban murder? Quite honestly, I don't believe that they have thought this through.
"Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terror attack on Friday will be banned," Ardern continued, adding that she hoped the law would be in place by April 11. "This legislation will be drafted and introduced in urgency."I'm always skeptical of anything produced in urgency.
As a result, many people who legally owned certain firearms will no longer be able to possess them on their existing license conditions.In due course? That is never a good thing to hear from a politician. I hope that the gunners in NZ are paying close attention, it appears that the NZ politicians are tying to make felons from law-abiding citizens.
An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in from Thursday. Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme, and Ardern said that further details would be announced "in due course."
Thank God, we have the 2nd Amendment. Still, we have to defend it every day.