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Taking things a step further, some resident gun owners are already handing in their firearms to authorities. So that they can be destroyed. Because guns are bad, and not people.
Take this guy for example;
Until today I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle. On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.
We don’t need these in our country.
We have make sure it’s #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/crLCQrOuLc— John Hart (@farmgeek) March 18, 2019
“It’s not a big deal not having it anymore. I couldn’t, in good conscience, say they shouldn’t be around if I still had one,” he said. “Once you accept that these things can be harmful, in the wrong hands, the trade-off is a small inconvenience.”
I’m confused. Is he scared that one day, he will become a mass killer? Is he a gun owner that doesn’t properly secure his firearms? Is he going to sell it to a criminal?
No, likely none of the above. I’m not even sure that his handing-in of the firearm is a statement, though. I truly believe he did so with the thought that it would make New Zealand a safer place.
I’m not trying to completely bash the guy, but I truly hope that his home is never the target of any criminal activity.