New Zealand Gun Owners Surrender Weapons To Authorities In Aftermath Of Christchurch Massacre

In the wake of the devastating massacre of 50 people inside a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand gun owners are surrendering their semi-automatic rifles to authorities, demonstrating these individuals have no true understanding of the fact that the right to defend yourself is a God-given one.

Some of those who have given up their guns are encouraging their fellow citizens to follow suit:

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who pledged to introduce new gun reforms within 10 days of the killings, said on Monday that new gun laws would soon be announced, Reuters reported.

“The clear lesson from history around the world is that to make our community safer, the time to act is now,” she told reporters during a news conference.

Ardern didn’t reveal details about the upcoming gun reform laws but has stated support for a ban on semi-automatic rifles.

She also reportedly encouraged gun owners to surrender their firearms.

Here are some other responses on Twitter:

“Since I first heard about the atrocity on Friday afternoon, I have reflected and reserved my thoughts. Monday morning — this is one of the easiest decisions I have ever made,” said Twitter user Blackstone.

This is what happens when progressivism has infiltrated your culture to such a degree that you are completely oblivious to the danger posed to you and your liberty by simply trading your guns in for an illusion of safety.

This is only going to make more citizens vulnerable to violent attacks. Unfortunately, the culture in NZ is very liberal and they are convinced somehow that if they simply get rid of the tools used to carry out evil, it will stop evil itself.

That’s not going to happen. Even if you take away every tool in existence, people would still kill each other with their bare hands. Only God and the gospel of Christ can rid the world of evil. Only the gospel addresses the real issue: the fallen nature of man.

It’s a shame to see this happening in New Zealand. Truly a shame.

Source: TheBlaze

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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