New "Gun Control" Law In New Zealand

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 25, 2019

         THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND HAS ORDERED A BAN ON SEMI AUTOMATIC WEAPONS OF THE TYPE USED BY A WHITE SUPREMICIST TO SLAUGHTER 50 PEOPLE AND WOUND MANY OTHERS AT TWO MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH.

         SHE SAYS THE DIRECTIVE WILL ALSO OFFER A BUY-BACK OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT OWNERS OF SUCH WEAPONS AND THOSE WHO REFUSE TO TURN THEM IN WILL RISK PROSECUTION.

         GUN RIGHTS PEOPLE IN THE U.S. WILL SEE THIS AS A PREVIEW OF GOVERNMENT CONFISCATION AND A VIOLATION OF OUR SECOND AMENDMENT. LET’S SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT IN NEW ZEALAND. WHILE I AM VERY MUCH FOR STEPPED-UP BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT WOULD INCLUDE POSTINGS OF HATEFUL THINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, THERE IS ONE QUESTION THAT PEOPLE WHO FAVOR MORE SO-CALLED “GUN CONTROL” LAWS HAVE NOT ANSWERED. AND THAT IS, HOW DO YOU CONTROL HUMAN NATURE? HOW DOES ONE DETER A TWISTED MIND FROM VIOLATING NOT ONLY GUN LAWS, BUT LAWS AGAINST MURDER? PRISONS ARE FULL OF PEOPLE FOR WHOM THE LAW WAS NOT A DETERRANT. 

         THE NEED TO “DO SOMETHING” IS UNDERSTANDABLE AND I HOPE IT SAVES LIVES IN NEW ZEALAND. BUT THERE IS NO WAY THAT CAN BE PROVED. LET’S HOPE A LAWBREAKER DOESN’T MAKE A MOCKERY OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S DIRECTIVE. I’M CAL THOMAS.