New Zealand – As the days grow further from the tragedy in New Zealand, a mob boss has come out and told media his gang will not give up their firearms.
In accordance with the recent gun laws passed, all “military-style” semiautomatic rifles, “high-capacity” magazines, and certain gun parts are banned.
Sonny Fatu, gang leader of the Mongrel Mob, says that members of his gang will not turn in their guns because they need to protect themselves.
In an interview with Stuff, he says:
“Will gangs get rid of their weapons? No,” Fatu says. “Because of who we are, we can’t guarantee our own safety.”
Dennis O’Reilly, member of the rival gang group called Black Power, agreed with Fatu that no gangs will give up their firearms.
He says that firearms are used to hunt for food, and protect themselves.
O’Reilly went further saying that gang members have obtained their guns illegally to protect their drug trade.
“Most of these firearms that are in the hands of gang members have come through Pākēhā gun owners or they’ve been imported.
They’ve been imported deliberately, as part of methamphetamine shipments.
The attacks between our organisations are gang-on-gang, they do not involve the non-gang members. Although there may be peripheral damage and violence that occasionally spills out into the public eye, it is absolutely and without intention for any harm to be caused to non-gang members.”
Is there any more evidence we need to prove criminals will now follow gun laws?
A known mob boss openly admits his gang will not adhere to giving up their guns because they need to protect themselves and their meth.
Gun grabbing politicians think some ink on paper will convince criminals to give up their guns.
However, we all know that gun control only controls the law abiding citizens.
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Laws like these imposed on New Zealand gun owners will protect no one from another mass shooting.
Instead, it has made criminals of law abiding citizens.