NZ Confiscation: 19,837

That’s how many newly banned firearms New Zealand has managed to collect, halfway to the deadline.

With an estimated 158,730 affected firearms, that’s an overall 12.5% compliance rate.

But now the government estimate is 173,000. 11.5%.

Lessee. with approximately 250 “buyback” events planned, and being halfway through the process, it appears the per event rate is averaging 159 firearms. To get all the firearms, they need 692 per event. They’re actually collecting less than a quarter of that.

Of course, if NP boss Bridges’ estimate 200,000-plus is correct, the compliance rate is 9.9%.

Or National MP Brett Hudson’s reported police estimate of 240,000. 8.3%.

Since that’s an NZ .gov official citing a police estimate, I’m going to roll with it.

No wonder the NZ government now wants total firearms registration. They need to know who has them, and where, so they can collect them. Except…

Of the 14,000 or so MSSAs that are registered with police, 2500 have been handed in.

Most of the banned firearms had no registration requirement. “Military-Style Semi-Automatic” firearms are registered (and now banned). And even with registration, they can’t get better than 17.9% compliance. (Other estimates of registered MSSAs range as high as 14,500, which lower the MSSA compliance rate.)

From articles I’ve been reading the government is quite worried about the low overall compliance rate. The fact that 4 out 5 registered owners of registered MSSAs are blowing them off must be scaring the hell out of the panty-pissers.

Amusingly, news reports no longer include the previously obligatory police quotes about how enthusiastic gun owners are about the confiscation.

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2 thoughts on “NZ Confiscation: 19,837

  1. Captain Witold Pilecki September 13, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Armed Civil Disobedience has been shown time and again to frighten the tyrants and their enforcers into inaction. In Kommiecticut since the intolerable/unconstitutional acts of 2013, non-compliance is estimated to be 85%, and since 2013 in the commie hell-hole of NY, estimates run about 95%. Keep what you have, keep your mouth shut, and keep the tyrants guessing….and SCARED!

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    • Bear September 13, 2019 / 1:12 pm

      By design.

      “The governments of Europe are afraid to trust the people with arms. If they did, the people would certainly shake off the yoke of tyranny, as America did.” – Federalist Papers, #46

      And it’s still working, or Bobby Francis O’Rourke wouldn’t be peeing his panties.

      ETA: I’m almost ashamed to say that I hadn’t heard of Witold Pilecki. He was pretty badass. People should never underestimate the Poles. Thanks for the lesson.

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