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Discussion in 'Gun Rights, Fights and Rallies' started by John A., Jun 11, 2019.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I was reading an article recently about how the gov't banned a bunch of guns. Looks like in true fighting spirit, the government is perplexed by the low participation rate ;)

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    Quote: "two months ago, Reuters breathlessly reported, “New Zealand police expect tens of thousands of firearms to be surrendered by a guns buy-back scheme.” Law enforcement authorities averred that “it could be more.” Pregnant with the expectation that gun owners would trade their firearms for cash, the political class is nonplussed by the results.

    Only 530 guns have thus far been turned in to the authorities.

    There is, of course, that sticky and ever-present issue of money. Not only will Aotearoa citizens suffer the indignity of being stripped of their guns, but they will also be taxed for the privilege.

    - https://www.libertynation.com/kiwis-just-say-no-to-gun-ban/
    by Leesa K. Donner
  2. Scoop

    Scoop .30-06

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    An excerpt from the referenced article:

    Figures released by the New Zealand police had politicians and law enforcement officials scrambling to comprehend what just happened. Michael Clement, the police deputy commissioner, assessed the situation by telling the media that the number of guns expected to be handed over is “a great unknown question,” primarily because the firearms the government is confiscating have never been registered with authorities.​

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    See... even below the equator they know Registration = Confiscation!
  3. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    They thought people would just submit.


    I bet there has been a big run on large diameter PVC tubing and end caps.
  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, they thought they could make a law and people would just blindly submit.

    Just wait until the people actively resist and then see what happens. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. All one has to do is look at the history books at all the revolts and uprisings that didn't end too well for the ruling class.
  5. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Next they'll be asking folks to turn in friends, neighbors, and family that have not turned in their guns.
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  6. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yep. That's generally the coward way.
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  7. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    That can also get ugly very quickly.

    Those in charge have been patting themselves on the back for such a bold step in curbing gun violence.

    Now we get to see how they will actually enforce it. I don't want it to turn violent but I don't want to see the people cave on this either.

    One of my favorite scenes from The Untoucables was where Ness was asked how far he was willing to go to get what he wanted. That is always the cricial question and sets the tone for the escalation of events to follow.


    Everyone in the US, esp gun owners, should be paying close attention to how this plays out. We are but one election or crisis away from being in a similar situation.
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  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    My close circle of friends has shrank considerably in the last 10 years. There are a lot of reasons for that. Gives don't ask dont' tell a whole new meaning. Most people on this forum don't even know that my real name is Steve.
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  9. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Our whole friendship has been built on a lie!!!!!!
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  10. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Lie is such a strong word Ricardo.
  11. Scoop

    Scoop .30-06

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    You mean we don't have to use our REAL names???

    I feel like I outed my own self.

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    [Site Admins, can you change my screen name to Scupe so nobody knows who I am. Thanx.]
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  12. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    :nana::laugh:
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  13. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    You guys crack me up...

    Whoever you are. :lol:
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  14. Scoop

    Scoop .30-06

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    Boy! That is the fastest response I have EVER gotten to an admin request.

    Rip, if you have it your heart to forgive me could you change it back so it matches my plate?

    [​IMG]
  15. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Okayyyy....fine.
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    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    My real name is Billster... ;)
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  17. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Some call me the space cowboy, some call me the gangster of love...
  18. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Do they also call you Maurice?
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  19. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I've been called worse. LOL

    Just for the record I am NOT the real Slim Shady!!
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  20. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Will the real slim shady please stand up?
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