Heartwarming Stories of Civil Disobedience


International Liberty

I was delighted to learn in 2013 that an overwhelming majority of Americans would disobey if politicians passed laws to confiscate private firearms.

And we have firsthand evidence from Colorado and Connecticut that gun owners engage in widespread civil disobedience.

But people elsewhere in the world also have a bit of rebelliousness. Here are some excerpts from a column in Reason about what’s been happening in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s government—which also stepped up censorship and domestic surveillance after bloody attacks on two Christchurch mosques earlier this year—is running into stiff resistance to new gun rules from firearms owners who are slow to surrender now-prohibited weapons and will probably never turn them in. Officials should have seen it coming. …As of last week, only around 700 weapons had been turned over. There are an estimated 1.5 million guns—with an unknown number subject to the new prohibition on semiautomatic firearms—in the…

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2 Responses to Heartwarming Stories of Civil Disobedience

  1. JCscuba says:

    I like your source on this one, sharp guy. Great read, thanks, J.C. P.S. If gun owners don’t take a stand like the article suggests our right to bare arms is doomed.

  2. Bullright says:

    Seems all they are trying to do is make criminals out of law abiding citizens.

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