I saw there was a gun buy back in NZ. So who has guns in NZ now?
Police, gun collectors, sports shooters, pest controllers, farmers etc, its mainly the assault rifles with large magazines and rapid fire deemed illegal, you know the guns that are designed to kill as many in a shorter time as possible. 60,000 handed in or collected by the police. amnesty has ended and now no more compensation for those that still have them. Criminals do about 2-4 shootings per year, the aim of removing these guns is to stop the nut jobs like the right wing extremist in Christchurch from obtaining these weapons legally and going under the radar. Some of our worst gangs came out in support for the Muslim community, they too hate white right wing extremism. And for the rest of the country we hate ALL forms of extremism, and keeps these guns out of their hands is a step in the right direction. Remember our elected Gov officials voted 119 out of 120 against removing these guns from NZ. The one gutless prick that didn't vote, didn't turn up on the day of the vote, and he is the leader of our extreme right party. Too gutless to vote against it so just didn't turn up. Remember the terrorist who committed NZ worst mass shooting was a nut job from Australia, and where in his country Assault rifles have been banned for 20 plus years, he chose NZ because he could enact his murderous fantasy with the guns of his choice.I saw there was a gun buy back in NZ. So who has guns in NZ now?
Yes, i believe up to 10 shots, on rifles and shot guns, but hand guns are illegal unless you have a special permit. (hand guns very rare here). But I'm not an expert, I'm not a gun owner, altho i have a .22 slug gun (lead pellets) Many guns have been modified to fit the criteria. The aim was to remove assault rifles and guns with rapid fire from society so we never have another mass shooting of the scale we had in 2 mosques.So are you allowed to own a semi automatic handgun or a pump shotgun?
Quite true, but certain types of mass murder can be removed. And in some cases these mass murderers have unhealthy afflictions to guns, like the guy we had here. I don't expect Americans to understand our new gun laws, you guys have a very long history of gun ownership and gun rights, we don't, and we also don't have the adulation and fetiches towards guns that many Americans have. To my knowledge we have only had 3 mass murders, all with guns. But only one was of a scale that scared many NZers, because many of us weren't aware these guns were readily available off the shelf. As i said, we looked to Australia to see how well their gun laws worked, and they haven't had another mass shooting on the scale we had, but they certainly have gun nutters that want to commit them, they just had to go overseas to commit them. The answer to solving nut jobs that want to murder will never be answered, but removing the easiest tool to kill on such a large scale, the tool that is designed to kill, and is designed to look like a weapon of war is now illegal here, guns that have a use, a purpose other than mass killing are still llegal, AR15 AK47 etc are not, and not a moment too soon.As DK said. You can remove every gun from private hands and a nut job will still find a way to kill
you have had 5 since 1990. Yes much less than in the US
What is a mass shooting?
Different media outlets and research groups use different definitions for the term "mass shooting" For example, crime violence research group Gun Violence Archive defines a "mass shooting" as " FOUR or more shot (injured or killed) in a single event [incident], at the same general time and location, not including the shooter,” differentiating between mass shooting and mass murder and not counting shooters as victims.
So if you have a gang fight and 4 people are shoot. None die. It is classified as a mass shooting. Do you ever hear about it? No, What you hear is people and the news cherry picking the info which scares the people the most. Which gets the most news? 385 mass shootings or the fact that only 29 had more than 4 people die in them?
Now Dave before you get your panties all twisted up. I have never stated I want less gun laws or that I am against outlawing certain types of guns or accessories. I see no reason for the AR 15 or the bump stops that you can place on some guns. They can do away with them. Does not effect me at all.
It is a simple fact that it is the person that killed and not the gun. We had a Christmas parade in my small town two Saturdays ago. Sidewalks are filled with people, I do not own a gun. But if I wanted to commit mass murder I could of got in my truck and did it. Lets say I killed 20 people with the truck. Would there is cries to outlaw any truck over 1/2 ton? No, it would be what went wrong with me to make me do such a horrible thing. Now if I used a gun and only killed 10 people. It would be that guns are bad and we need to get rid of all of them.