New Zealand Officials: Gun Ownership is a Privilege, NOT a Right

Wellington, NZ — Not content with the draconian new laws they rammed through after the Christchurch shooting in April, New Zealand officials are pushing for even more restrictions.

The restrictions would include:  creating a national gun registry of every single gun in the country, forcing gun owners to renew their gun licenses every five years instead of every ten years, and prohibiting the sale of guns to visitors from overseas.

But the new law goes further:  it would also allow a person’s mental health and even their social media posting to weigh in on officials’ decisions to allow the citizen to have a gun!

Citizens with “recent serious convictions” are banned from owning guns—of course, that definition is ripe to be expanded to mean anything from “threatened to kill somebody” to “didn’t pay a parking ticket.”

The proposed law will be heard by Parliament next month, and could be approved by the end of the year.

New Zealand has been in the news recently for their faltering ‘buyback’ program.

Gun owners have expressed outrage that they are not being compensated fairly for turning in their weapons.

So far, the buyback program has only collected and destroyed around 3,200 weapons.

Under radical Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand has undergone a political and social shift that is frightening in its speed and how little is being done to combat it.

Ardern has said that she believes that the “vast majority” of New Zealanders do not agree with the United States idea of the 2nd Amendment, where gun ownership is seen as a constitutional right and in which guns can be used as a method of self-defense against government tyranny.

While she could see a cause for some citizens in rural areas to have weapons, she made a clear distinction: “ . . . At the same time I don’t think that extends to this view that every New Zealand citizen has the need and right to generally arm itself,” she said.

The new law faces some opposition, notably from politician David Seymour, who we have mentioned before.

“Criminals, of course, will not register their guns, making the exercise almost worthless,” Seymour said in a statement.

New Zealanders are learning what Americans need to wake up to fast:  ANY compromise with the left is a win for them and a loss for our gun rights.

The power-hungry, America-hating factions our political system won’t be happy until we’re all disarmed and unable to stand against governmental tyranny.

Just ask Venezuela.