Talk about Ctrl C + Ctrl V:
Speaking after a Cabinet meeting on the country’s gun laws and security after the mosque attacks that killed 50 people last week, Ms Ardern said an “in principle” agreement about the decisions on gun reform had been made. When asked about the delay, the Prime Minister said: “There’s details to work through.
“These aren’t simple areas of law. So that’s simply what we’ll be taking the time to get right.”
She added: “We haven’t made a specific decision around the nature of the inquiry.
“So, there are three options — royal commission, public inquiry and ministerial inquiry. There’s very few differences between the first two.
“The third one gives you a little bit more ability to manage timelines and a few options around the management of classified information.
“What we’ll be looking at and making a decision over the nature of the inquiry is timeliness, public confidence and dealing with classified information.”
Meanwhile, other reports say that an agreement has been reached within 72 hours:
“She announced her cabinet’s “in principle decision” 72 hours after Friday’s mass shooting left 50 dead and 36 in hospital, adding that the details would need to be finalised.
Ms Ardern said there would also be an inquiry into the events leading up to the attack. It took Australia 12 days to agree upon gun reform after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.”
72 hours is a record. Royal Commission? 22 years and waiting on this side of the ditch, so don’t hold your breath.
This is the exact same playbook. We’ve had the instant calls for gun control less than 24 hours afterwards. All the candlelit vigils, hashtags, and high emotion etc.
Right now is the “who will we blame” anger phase, and on cue we have the waves of hacks and presstitutes in the MSM crying for blood from gun owners 24/7:
“Why does anyone need a
“Think of the children!”
“We don’t want to become America”
“I’m a (fudd) gun owner and I think we should change the laws”
As well as that, we have the “we are united in Parliament” which is code for “who do we threaten or blackmail” and if reports are true, it appears Winston Peters and NZ First has sold out already.
Up next will come the “we will listen to the firearms community” but whether this amounts to anything more than a platitude will shall see. Given the 72 hour “in-principle” agreement one can be cynical.
All it needs now, is Jacinda donning a bullet proof vest in front of a crowd in a rural town yelling “I’m sorry there is nothing we can do.”
All that is happening here is the jackboot coming down on the throat of New Zealand, arguably the last “free” Commonwealth country. You’re not going to be safer or more protected. Police with AR15s couldn’t stop what happened in Christchurch and you believe that they should be the only ones with them?
There is no registration on certain categories and as we’ve seen in Australia, most won’t comply and the black market will become now infinitely massive. Congratulations, you’ve just got yourself a lucrative illegal firearms trade.
And I’m sure the Chinese are rubbing their hands with glee at the disarmament of the local population, considering their overt political influence in the country.
Ardern’s logic is the first public mass killings in nearly 30 years in New Zealand, despite already having tough gun laws and vetting procedures that even Australia doesn’t have, is reason enough to collectively punish and confiscate the property of 250,000 people who had nothing to do with a very well planned mass killing of immigrants by an immigrant.
Insane but as we’ve said, Groundhog Day.
However, you can also wake up to a different alarm clock if you so choose.
Law abiding firearm owners should not allow themselves to be emotionally bullied by weak-minded political control freaks, fifth column filth in the press and emotionally-naïve useful idiots in the public sphere who do not understand or have a stake in the issue. This is exactly what happened in Australia in 1996.
Just a polite ‘no thanks’, as you purchase more firearms and remind your MP’s to do their job and prosecute the psycho who shot up the mosque, not the 250,000 of you going about your daily business.
Take it from Australia, you don’t want to go down our road as soon enough your lever actions shotguns will be what they are coming for – ignore this at your own peril.
Failing that, go long boating accidents.
And to those firearm owners who have allegedly been handing their firearms in, hand your balls in with them as well because it’s clear you won’t be needing those either.