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More NSW voters want tighter gun laws in wake of Christchurch shooting

New polling shows support for stricter gun control, as Shooters hope for balance of power after NSW electionNew polling suggests a rise in the number of voters who believe Australia’s gun laws need tightening in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack.New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced sweeping and immediate changes to the country’s gun laws on Thursday, including a ban on firearms used in the deadly Christchurch shooting and the introduction of a buyback scheme. Conti...
Tags: Gun control, New South Wales election 2019, New South Wales politics, Christchurch shooting, Australian politics, Jacinda Ardern, Liberal party, Labor party, Australia news, New Zealand, Christchurch

New Zealand Police Level Threats At Gun Owners

News from New Zealand. “We’ll be working with everyone to take those firearms off them and into a place of safekeeping,” he told media this afternoon. “The first step is to do it voluntarily, we’ll then be working to ascertain if they haven’t complied and those people will be in all likelihood prosecuted,” Mr Bush said. There were about 250,000 firearm holders in New Zealand, he said. People wishing to surrender their firearms must first contact police – either online or by phoning at 0800 311 3...
Tags: Gun Control, New Zealand Gun Laws

The Bump Stock Ban is Days Away. What Will Owners Do?

The government isn't allowing existing owners to keep their bump stocks. They must be destroyed or turned over to authorities.
Tags: News, Gun Control

New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Says

The announcement on Thursday from New Zealand’s prime minister came less than a week after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Firearms, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand

New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Says

The announcement on Thursday from the New Zealand prime minister came less than a week after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Firearms, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand

New Zealand to Ban All Semiautomatic Guns, Jacinda Ardern Announces

The announcement on Thursday from the New Zealand prime minister came less than a week after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Firearms, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand

Why Is Any Firearm Manufacturer Left In Connecticut?

News from Connecticut: Sen. Gennaro Bizzarro, R-New Britain, said he really “struggled” with his vote, but decided to vote yes. “I sleep with my gun at my side,” Bizzarro said, to protect his family from any possible intruders. But, in the end, he went along with the majority and voted yes. [ … ] While also praising Kristin Song for her advocacy on behalf of her son, Sen. Rob Sampson, R-Wolcott said the bill has “one flaw.” He said that flaw was “you must secure guns in a certain way.” “I don...
Tags: Military, Connecticut, Gun Control, Rob, New Britain, Sampson, Bizzarro, Kristin Song, Ruger Mossberg, Connecticut Gun Laws, Sen Gennaro Bizzarro, Sen Rob Sampson R Wolcott

Colorado AG Tells Sheriffs To Resign Or Enforce Red Flag Law

Via David Codrea, news from Colorado: It’s not even the law yet, but state Attorney General Phil Weiser is already telling sheriffs to resign if they follow locals laws passed in 26 counties that declared themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries. But wait, there’s more. Weiser blinked. He also said this during his testimony in favor of the bill at a state Senate committee meeting: “Any commission that says ‘I don’t want my sheriff upholding an unconstitutional law,’ they’re on solid ground,” Weiser ...
Tags: Colorado, Senate, Military, Gun Control, David Codrea, Weiser, Colorado Ag, Phil Weiser, Colorado Gun Laws

Firearms ‘Will Not Be Tolerated’ on UNC Campus After Weekend Protest

From reader Jack, news from UNC: Monday’s statement from the university confirmed that “members of a ‘Confederate heritage’ group walked onto the UNC – Chapel Hill campus from the Town of Chapel Hill via Raleigh Street to Cameron Avenue. At least one individual was in possession of a handgun. They were approached by UNC Police officers on the sidewalk in front of Memorial Hall and were asked to leave campus, which they did.” It is generally legal in North Carolina for an individual to openly car...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, North Carolina, Jack, Chapel Hill, UNC, The University, Memorial Hall, Town of Chapel Hill, Raleigh Street, Cameron Avenue, UNC Police

Ban All The Things

Very interesting read via reddit/firearms. IN THE 12th CENTURY, the crossbow was considered by many to be a weapon of mass destruction. Not only was it was remarkably accurate and deadly at vast distances, but shockingly, the bolts it fired could penetrate a knight’s armour. Crossbows meant that no breast-plated nobleman, prince or king was safe on the battlefield. Any low-born peasant with just a bit of training could kill a lord or sovereign with simple squeeze of a trigger — a platoon of cros...
Tags: Military, Vatican, Gun Control, Roman Catholic Church, Crossbow

Beta O’Dork Speaks On AR-15s

The Libertarian Republic: In what seems to be an attempted balancing act to play to both gun owners and the gun confiscation crowd O’ Rourke said, “If you own an AR-15, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly and safely.” He then followed up his statement by adding “I just don’t think that we need to sell anymore weapons of war into this public.” [ … ] “If you purchased that AR-15, if you own it, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly,” O’Rourke said. “We have this proud rich tradition [in Texa...
Tags: Texas, Military, Gun Control, Rourke, O'Rourke, Beto O' Rourke

New Zealand Gun Owners’ Reaction To Coming Gun Ban

To be sure, there are those who are trying to get semi-automatic long guns before the ban, but these reactions are the most telling. Some rushed to their trusted online dealers and stores to stock up on semiautomatic assault-style rifles. Others unlocked their secure cabinets, picked up their firearms and turned them in to police stations, no questions asked. [ … ] John Hart, a gun owner, said on Twitter that he has given up his AR-15 rifle and ammunition because his “convenience doesn’t outweig...
Tags: Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Don, John Hart

The Target Was a Drug Ring. They Found ‘Ghost Guns.’

Law enforcement officials in New Jersey announced the first arrests in state history of a criminal network charged with trafficking untraceable ghost guns.
Tags: News, New Jersey, Gun Control, Firearms, Grewal, Ghost Guns, Gurbir S

Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument

Believe It or Not, Second Amendment Supporters are Winning the Argument United States – -( With all the threats of “red flag” laws and criticisim about the NRA, maybe we need to take a look at what the bigger picture is showing. It is always easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees, but you sometimes have to take a step back – and a look at the big picture shows that Second Amendment supporters have been winning the arguments. You’re wondering, “How could we be winning the...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Putin, Reagan, Turkey, United States, Hawaii, Gun Control, Venezuela, Erdogan, Andrew Cuomo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gun Rights, Justice Department

New Zealand Mass Murderer’s Primary Goals: Gun Control in the United States

Opinion New Zealand Mass Murderer's Primary Goals: Gun Control in the United States Arizona -( -The mass murderer in New Zealand was not an ordinary active shooter. He is a political terrorist who is working to advance a political agenda. One of his primary goals is to further gun control in the United States. His manifesto clearly states that goal. From The Great Replacement: Finally, to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of fi...
Tags: Europe, England, Guns, China, Germany, US, Department Of Defense, United States, Terrorism, Arizona, New Zealand, Muslim, Gun Control, Donald Trump, United, Muslims

Jacinda Ardern's John Howard moment – the time to tighten gun laws is now

New Zealand has what Australia’s former PM says you need – a serious incident to persuade peopleThe last attempt to introduce tougher gun laws in New Zealand ended, as such attempts often do, in a balancing act.On the one hand, Paula Bennett, the police minister in former prime minister Bill English’s government, was facing pressure to reduce the risk of a gun-based attack on New Zealand soil. On the other was the rights of legal, law-abiding gun owners, most of whom were part of the powerful hu...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Gun crime, New Zealand, Gun Control, John Howard, Christchurch, Bill English, Paula Bennett, Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch shooting

When Citizens Become Subjects

It’s always when weapons are banned.  Via Dave Hardy, this is an interesting read. During 2012, Chávez’s approval rating reached 57% (higher than any point in time of Obama’s 2nd term approval ratings by a wide margin). Then he decided that it’s time to “disarm all citizens”. The Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law” with the explicit aim to “disarm all citizens”. However before the law took effect, Hugo Chávez passed away on March 5, 2...
Tags: Law, Obama, Military, Gun Control, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Chavez, Dave Hardy, Venezuelan National Assembly, Javier Vanegas

Conniving Collectivists In New Hampshire Try Backdoor For Red Flag Laws

Via reddit, “After the defeat of the controversial red flag bill, the New Hampshire legislature slips the same text into HB696 – a bill to increase protections for the elderly against abuse.” The language reads as follows. Upon a showing of an immediate and present danger of abuse, exploitation, or neglect, the court may enter temporary orders to protect the plaintiff with or without actual notice to defendant.  The court may issue such temporary orders by telephone, facsimile or any other metho...
Tags: Military, New Hampshire, Gun Control

Brief Comments On The Changes Coming to New Zealand Gun Laws

I don’t intend to comment generally on the shooting in New Zealand.  I’m sure enough has been said already, and besides, that isn’t what I wanted to focus on. Changes are coming to New Zealand guns laws.  Big ones, if you believe the PM.  She’s hell bent on doing it.  Apparently there is support among the general population (and read especially this comment thread), but on the other hand, New Zealand gun sales have increased since the Christchurch attack. David Codrea observes that the already r...
Tags: Australia, America, Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Christchurch, David Codrea, New Zealand Gun Laws

John Howard and Tony Abbott condemn NSW Labor over deal with Shooters party

Howard says if ALP wins state election, gun control would be at risk at ‘great cost to community safety’John Howard and Tony Abbott have joined criticism of Labor’s preference deal with the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party for Saturday’s NSW election, following the deadly Christchurch terrorist attacks.Howard, the former prime minister, said Labor would “do anything to buy a vote” in an advertisement published on the New South Wales Liberals’ Facebook page on Sunday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Gun Control, New South Wales politics, Labor party, John Howard, Christchurch, Howard, NSW Labor, Gladys Berejiklian, Michael Daley

NSW gun laws: Berejiklian attacks Labor over deal with Shooters party

Opposition leader Michael Daley won’t rule out relying on gun advocates to form a minority governmentNew South Wales Labor leader Michael Daley has been forced to justify his preference deal with a party advocating relaxed gun laws in the aftermath of the deadly Christchurch terror attack.The premier, Gladys Berejiklian, on Sunday called on the opposition leader to cut ties with the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, saying Labor’s preference deal with the minor party legitimised its cause. Continue...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Farmers, New Zealand, Gun Control, New South Wales politics, Christchurch, Gladys Berejiklian, Michael Daley, South Wales Labor, New South Wales election 2019, Christchurch shooting

In Solidarity Gesture, Man Keeps Watch During Prayers At Manchester Mosque

A picture of a man identified as Andrew Graystone by the BBC went viral Saturday, in which he’s standing outside a Manchester mosque during prayers to keep watch. Outside a mosque in Manchester today… — BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) March 15, 2019 Graystone held a sign reading “you are my friends. I will keep watch while you pray.” The display comes the day after a massacre in New Zealand left at least 49 people dead. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Bbc, Manchester, New Zealand, Gun Control, Solidarity, BBC Radio Manchester, Graystone, Livewire, Kate Riga, New Zealand massacre, Andrew Graystone, Manchester Mosque

After High-Profile Attacks, Houses Of Worship Struggle With Security

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome. But high-profile attacks in recent years on an African-American church in Charleston, a synagogue in Pittsburgh and now mosques in New Zealand have made many worshippers and their prayer leaders rethink how protected sanctuaries really are. “People are fearful for their lives, for their houses of...
Tags: Europe, Florida, News, Ap, Chicago, New Zealand, New Orleans, Muslim, Gun Control, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Key West, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Dearborn, Zucker

New Zealand Prime Minister: ‘Our Gun Laws Will Change’

Just hours after the mosque massacre in New Zealand that left at least 49 dead, the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, promised a change in national gun laws. “While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now: Our gun laws will change,” she said at a news conference per CNN. The suspect, Brenton Tarrant, had a gun license and reportedly used at least two semi-auto...
Tags: News, Cnn, New Zealand, Gun Control, Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Kate Riga, Brenton Tarrant, New Zealand massacre

Two New Zealand Mosques, a Hate-Filled Massacre Designed for Its Time

The horror, meant for an era that has married social media with racism, was motivated by white extremist hatred, streamed live on Facebook and calculated to go viral.
Tags: Facebook, News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Christchurch, Mosques, Trump, Murders, Facebook Inc, Donald J, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand, New Zealand Mosques, Attack (March 2019

A Hate-Fueled Massacre in New Zealand Mosques, Designed for Its Times

The horror, meant for an era that has married social media with racism, was motivated by white extremist hatred, streamed live on Facebook and calculated to go viral.
Tags: Facebook, News, New Zealand, Gun Control, Christchurch, Mosques, Trump, Murders, Facebook Inc, Donald J, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Ardern, Jacinda, Christchurch (New Zealand, Attack (March 2019

New Zealand’s Gun Laws Draw Scrutiny After Mosque Shootings

The country’s gun culture is deeply ingrained. Now, after 49 people were gunned down at two mosques, lawmakers could consider making guns less easy to obtain.
Tags: News, Australia, United States, New Zealand, Gun Control, Murders, Firearms, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Australian Regulation: Make Museum Guns “Metal Blobs”

The firearms and museums communities were recently made aware of an online petition started by the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum aimed at saving the firearms (and the history) in their collection. Apparently, the government in New South Wales (that’s in Australia, for the geographically challenged among us) changed the requirements for firearms displayed in […] Read More … The post Australian Regulation: Make Museum Guns “Metal Blobs” appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Australia, Museums, New South Wales, Gun Control, Daily News, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Federal police must split from Dutton ministry to save integrity, says union

Exclusive: AFP losing independence and ability to investigate freely as part of home affairs super-department, association saysThe Australian federal police is losing its independence and integrity and must be separated from Peter Dutton’s home affairs portfolio, police union leaders have warned.The AFP was subsumed into the behemoth home affairs portfolio in late 2017, placing it under Dutton’s direct responsibility. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian police and policing, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Gun Control, Liberal party, Peter Dutton, Australian federal police, Afp, Dutton, Law (Australia