Where have we seen this before?
Not as the bodies were even cold from the horrific tragedy in Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern has stated her intentions of firearm bans. It seems that the next phase of the global civilian disarmament agenda is in play right now:
“New Zealand’s gun control laws will be strengthened following the massacre of 49 people in Christchurch mosques, the country’s prime minister has said.
Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference early on Saturday that she would consider banning semi-automatic firearms altogether after the alleged gunman behind the shootings obtained five guns legally.
“I can tell you one thing right now: our gun laws will change,” said Ardern. “There have been attempts to change our laws in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017. Now is the time for change.”
This is the first public mass shooting in New Zealand since 1997, not 1991 in Aramoana as the Australian media are claiming. Irrespective, it’s been 22 years since a public mass shooting in NZ, how is this logically a reason to ban firearms given the success rate of the current laws?
Ardern is using the exact same formula that John Howard wrote in 1996. Use an event like this to act as the excuse and the emotional catalyst to gain support for a documented, pre-existing disarmament of everyone who had nothing to do with it.
Further, NZ gun owners have been battling NZ Police and gun grabber-extraordinaire Chris Cahill for the last three years, particularly over semi-auto rifles and have been successful repelling the attempted gun grabs on each occasion. The nutjob in Christchurch now gives Cahill the catalyst event to further his agenda.
We all know bans will not stop events like this from occurring. In recent years time and again, we’ve seen different methods to kill large numbers of people used to great affect and also firearm massacres occurring in countries with strict gun control. Terrorism is going to keep happening and there will no doubt be retaliation somewhere in the western hemisphere after this event.
New Zealand’s firearm vetting process is even tougher than Australia so there really isn’t anything they can do that would have any kind of effect, however we know that isn’t what Ardern wants. We all know it’s “ban all the guns” as quickly as possible, preferably while public emotion is high and it’s easier to ‘convince’ them.
The questions that the media are not asking:
Why was this guy not on a Police watch list despite posting his intentions several times on social media?
Why did AR15-wielding NZ Police take over 36 minutes to apprehend the gunman?
What of the reports of the armed man at the mosque who apparently drove back the attackers with a (legal status unknown) firearm?
Whether we get answers to these questions or not, time will tell and the first 72 hours of an event is usually crammed with emotion and also, outright lies, from the press.
John Howard rammed the non-legally binding National Firearms Agreement through, aided by some threats of federal funding to states who did not comply and gaol for gun owners who did not comply, in just 12 days but years later admitted he had the firearms laws drafted long beforehand and was just “waiting for the right time’ to introduce them.
It seems Ardern is looking for an opportunity to do similar across the Tasman.
Stand strong NZ gun owners, don’t allow yourselves to be collectively punished, scapegoated and cast out as pariahs by opportunistic politicians, emotionally gullible useful idiots and an agenda-setting media, for the actions of one nutjob.Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern