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    Gun Control After New Zealand Shooting: Why it Won’t Work Here. May Not be Working There.

    Updated: March 23, 2019 at 5:35 pm EST  See Comments

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    As Democrats and other liberals scream for more gun control and “assault weapon bans” in the wake of the New Zealand shooting, let’s look at why America won’t be following suit.

    New Zealand does not have a Second Amendment. They did have legal licensed gun owners, whom as of March 21 at 3 p.m. will now be required to hand their guns over to police or face stiff penalties. The banned guns are listed as:

    a semi-automatic firearm that is capable of being used in combination with a detachable magazine (other than one designed to hold 0.22-inch or less rimfire cartridges) that is capable of holding more than 5 cartridges: a semi-automatic firearm that is a shotgun and that is capable of being used in combination with a detachable magazine that is capable of holding more than 5 cartridges.

    The question is: how many legal gun owners will actually turn in their weapons? Criminals won’t turn in theirs. Depending on the media reporting, as of March 21, only 37 guns were turned in out of 1.2 million registered weapons. Will all the New Zealand farmers turn in their weapons that they used to control

    The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at Conservative Firing Line

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