With the amnesty period closing rapidly, the program hasn’t been very successful.
For years, the Left has told us that gun control would never
include confiscation of firearms. That façade, which those on the Right didn’t
buy for a second, was finally shattered when Beto O’Rourke and Eric Swalwell
based their entire brief presidential campaigns on removing firearms from law
New Zealand is the latest example of a country pursuing an all-out
firearm ban as a direct result of the Christchurch shooting. The New Zealand
government instituted a buy back program, the amnesty period is ending within
the next two months. And so far, the results have not been impressive.
According to Cam Edwards at Bearingarm.com noted:
With less than two months to go before the government-imposed deadline, fewer than 20% of the estimated number of banned firearms have been handed over.
Color me shocked that law-abiding citizens would be hesitant to turn over firearms. In fact, at the current rate:
The New Zealand government is on track to collect around 50,000 prohibited weapons pursuant to the buyback. That would impute a final compliance rate of around 29 percent, at the lower end, which would represent a modest but tangible success for policymakers.
If the Left in the United States thinks that a buy back program
would work, all they have to do is look at the New Zealand and New York SAFE
Act, both of which have been extremely unsuccessful. Persons want the ability to
defend themselves and New Zealanders, without explicit protection of the right
to bear arms, appear to have made the decision to brave the upcoming deadline
without turning over their firearms.
Thank goodness for the 2nd Amendment.