Kiwis, if you already didn’t need another reason to not hand your guns in then here’s another one:
“Gun owners in New Zealand are outraged that the government is doing a forced buyback of “military style” semiautomatic rifles but refusing to pay full price for the firearms.
The New Zealand Herald quoted Council of Licensed Firearms Owners spokesperson Nicole McKee, who said, “Some of the offered prices for higher-end firearms are well out of kilter. We’re talking thousands of dollars.”
McKee indicated that the government is paying such low prices that some gun owners are simply refusing to hand their firearms over.
She added, “It may get down to a point where we have to look at court action on behalf of our members, and that is something we will be looking at under advice from our lawyers.”
On March 20–five days after the attacks in Christchurch–New Zealanders were told a forced buyback of “military style” semiautomatic rifles was in the works. On April 1, the actual language of ban became public and revealed that pump shotguns accepting detachable magazines were also banned, as were pump shotguns with tubular magazines holding more than five rounds. Moreover, any magazines holding more than ten rounds were banned and certain gun parts became prohibited as well.
Now gun owners say the government is not willing to pay the true value of the banned firearms. A June 20, New Zealand police announcement makes clear the most that will be paid for any firearm is 95 percent of what the gun was worth before the ban took effect.
The 95 percent buyback reimbursement only applies to guns in like-new condition. If the firearm is categorized as “used,” the highest reimbursement possible is 70 percent of the firearm’s value.”
So, not only is she threatening to send you to gaol for not surrendering your private property because muh collectivist punishment, she’s also expecting you to turn in your property at under what you paid for it. Because you know, greater good and all that.
Essentially, Jackboot and Comrade Nash have guaranteed mass non-compliance, while criminals have already openly stated they would not be turning their guns in. Not that Kiwi gun owners should be considering compliance in the first place.
There’s never going to be a better time to be a black-market firearms dealer in New Zealand at any point in history.
More accurate assessments of the alleged costs of the confiscation have it at nearly $1 billion. Gun City’s estimates have the gun grab costing between $600-800 million. That’s a lot of hospitals, schools and other better uses of public money than confiscating NZ citizens’ private property to enforce ideological guilt by association.
Furthermore, the excellent Dr Samara McPhedran gave a lengthy interview further putting the gun buyback farce to the sword.
There are no such things as gun buybacks – it is compensated confiscation with the threat of imprisonment. The government is not a net seller of firearms to the public and never owned the property in the first place. It is purely a manipulation of language to deceive the public about the true intention of disarming them. The concept that government can do things like this purely because it has decided overnight that it doesn’t like them, is something that really warrants serious debate.
Nothing ground breaking here, but again Jackboot is purely trying to disarm her own country for the advancement of her globalist masters and has essentially followed Howard’s playbook page by page.
The book can have a different ending though.
The message is simple: do not comply.
Over the years, firearms appreciate in value, particularly if they are well looked after. To have any credibility tha hub mint should compensate for future anticipated value over the life of the owner.
Do not comply. When unjust law infringe rights, they should not be complied with.