New Zealand Confiscation Update

The first month of the NZ MSSA Amnesty is past, and the results are in.

“Buyback” Events: 90
Firearms turned in: 10,242
Average firearms/event: 113

This isn’t looking good for the government. As previously noted, there are a rough-guesstimated 158,730 affected guns.

Overall running compliance rate: 6.45%

On average, with 250 scheduled “buybacks,” they need to collect 635 guns per event. They’re getting less than one-fifth of that: 17.8% of what they need.

ETA: It’s also worth noting that every time I get new numbers on buyback events, the average number of firearms turned in drops. Compliance is getting worse as the deadline approaches.

They’re on track to approximately match Australia’s 20% compliance rate.

Bear in mind that rate of compliance is based on my own calculations (based on actual payouts and the government’s estimate of how much it will cost) of 158,730 affected firearms. Other people are still tossing around estimates of 1.2-1.5 MILLION. If it is 1.5 million, the compliance rate is a hilarious 0.68% so far.

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Explain the Difference

So we have the crowd claiming that if “we” don’t vote for Trump again, we’ll be saddled with a Democrat who will destroy Second Amendment-protected rights with bans, universal preemptively-prove-your-innocence background checks, raising RKBA age limits, expanding the NICS database, ex parte confiscation orders, and bump stocks bans.

I want those people to explain to me how that’s worse than the guy who supports universal preemptively-prove-your-innocence background checks, raising RKBA age limits, ex parte confiscation orders; who did sign a bill expanding the NICS database; who did ban bump-fire stocks by executive fiat; and supports a ban of semi-automatic firearms.

Then there are his appointee choices, like William Barr who similarly backed firearms bans and re-signed the BSTD ban to cover DOJ’s bureaucratic butt.

The only times Trump has been “pro-2A” was when he got it into his head to run for President as a Republican, and when addressing Vichy NRAAMs. Before 2015, he favored bans and other unconstitutional infringements of human rights. Not that he’s been elected, he has started implementing some.

On the actual “pro” side? He pulled the USA out of a treaty that had never been ratified anyway, and he signed a bill that repealed the Obama era executive order NICSing of some Social Security recipients without due process. But NICS expansion proposals he’s looking at would add them anyway, legislatively.

Assuming he waits for legislative action. Aide Kellyanne Conway says he’s thinking about doing all that by executive order, just as he bypassed Congress to ban bump-stock-type devices. “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.”

Tell me exactly how I’d notice a difference between Trump — who acts like a another Dem President — and… a Dem President.

Tell me why honest, gun-owning voters shouldn’t look for a primary challenger who doesn’t view the Bill of Rights as demolition checklist.

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What; LaPierre needed more room for busty interns?

Even as news breaks of a class action lawsuit filed against the VICHY NRA for fraud and misspending, we learn that…

NRA mulled mansion for chief executive: report
The National Rifle Association (NRA) reportedly considered buying a $6 million mansion for use by CEO Wayne LaPierre.

The Washington Post reports that documents show that the gun-rights group discussed buying the Dallas-area house for its CEO but talks fell through. The dealings are now under scrutiny by New York investigators as part of an ongoing investigation into the NRA’s tax-exempt status.

Ackerman McQueen says the idea came from LaPierre, and they were “alarmed.”

The VNRA claims that it was AckMac’s idea as an “investment,” and the NRA killed the plan when it became known to LaPierre. So…

We’re to believe that someone in the VNRA’s public relations company suddenly decided, Hey! You know what would be great publicity for our New York-chartered, Virginia-based non-profit? Let’s buy their EVP a six megabuck mansion in Texas. Everyone will love that!

Either that, or a PR company took it upon themselves to act investment advisors and property managers.

I’m forced to admit that I find AckMac’s line a little more believable.

And I’m sure they were looking for properties with a pool.

Nice intern if you can afford her. Oh, wait. VNRA MEMBERS paid for her.

For the Record(net)

Everyone has a right to an opinion. You have the right to publish your opinion. No prob.

But you have no right to expect to be taken seriously when you clearly have no fucking idea what you’re talking about.

“As a matter of fact, for two decades gun violence research by the CDC was banned by the so-called Dickey Amendment”

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What do we know about the Garlic Fest chumbucket?

  • He had what is described as an “assault rifle” or semi-automatic rifle.
  • A witness describes him inserting a “clip” so it appears it used detachable magazines.
  • A witness said he fired at least 30 rounds before trying to reload.
  • He was 19 years old.

So a guy too young* to buy a firearm or ammunition under California law possessed a banned “assault weapon” and a banned “high capacity” magazine, and entered the gun-free zone Garlic Fest to commit murder.

This clearly calls for more laws targeting the folks who didn’t do it.

Lessee…

Clothing’s been reported as “army fatigues,” “camouflage,” “khaki shorts,” and “green shirt.” Weapon is “assault rifle,” semiautomatic rifle,” and “long rifle but the type of gun used has not been confirmed.” He’s “white” but “Identifies as Being of Italian & Iranian Descent.” He may or may not have had an accomplice who may or may not have been shooting.

I’m glad we got that narrowed down.

Male teen in California: I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess SSRIs and/or other antidepressants are involved.


* There is an exception for someone with a hunting license.

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