New Zealand Citizens Rise Up; Refuse to Relinquish Guns to Tyrannical Gov’t

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Some New Zealand citizens are taking a stand against the country’s gun confiscation scheme and refusing to hand over their weapons to the government.

The leader of New Zealand’s notorious Mongrel Mob gang’s Waikato branch, Sonny Fauto, told news outlet Stuff that his gang will not comply with the gun ban.

“Will gangs get rid of their weapons? No,” Fatu told the outlet. “Because of who we are, we can’t guarantee our own safety.” reports: Citing an April 2017 report by the Law and Order Select Committee, Stuff notes that a 2014 police analysis found that nearly half of gang members were charged with firearms offenses. Gang members have admitted that many of those weapons have been obtained illegally. But, Fatu insists, they are necessary for their own protection — and haven’t resulted in the kinds of mass violence that occured in Christchurch.

“It’s not in our culture to inflict harm on innocent people like what happened in Christchurch,” Fatu told Stuff. “The attacks between our organizations are gang-on-gang, they do not involve the non-gang members.”

“[H]ow many [mass shootings] have been committed by someone of Pākehā origin?” he asked, referencing white New Zealanders. “Many if we include the terror raids of marae when colonialists stole land and killed women and children, but in more recent times we have Aramoana and now this — the murder of 50 innocent people.”

The gang leader went on to decry what he portrayed as a double standard held against the Māori community and other minorities when it comes to criminal behavior.

“When a Māori person commits a crime of extraordinary circumstances the Māori community are asked as a collective to front on it and develop ways to make sure their people don’t do it again,” said Fatu. “The same is asked of our Muslim, Polynesian, any person of colour. When a white person commits a crime it is seen as an individual act of violence and only tars the individual and maybe their family. There are a number of our Pākehā people who are sick with racism. They need to come together as a collective and address this and heal this. Our brown brothers and sisters shouldn’t have to fix this for them – they, we, have endured enough.”

The gun control legislation has cleared all hurdles thus far and is expected to go into effect within a couple of weeks. Government officials have already been calling on citizens to voluntarily give up their weapons and are offering a gun buy-back program. Citizens will have until September to turn in any banned guns. Anyone caught possessing a banned weapons after that could face up to five years in prison.

In its coverage of the New Zealand Gang story, Newsweek cites Police Minister Stuart Nash, who called on gang members to hand over their guns. “My advice to the gangs is: ‘Hand your weapons back,'” said Nash. “Everyone I have spoken to, be they hunters, farmers et cetera, have said you do not need MSSAs [military-style semiautomatic weapons] or an assault weapon to go hunting or do farm business. These are guns designed to kill people. We don’t think we’re moving fast in this at all.”

Newsweek notes that the Mongrel Mob enjoyed some “favorable headlines” following the Christchurch attack when they offered to protect mosques from future violence.


  1. NZ pathetic excuse of a Nazi PM needs to be taken out.
    Are there any decent female politicians on the planet?

      • Have you ever met any? You’d be laughing on the other side of your gutless pudgy little racist face if you did.

        • Mowrie men do sound like women with their high pitched voices. They are cowards by themselves but get a few together and they will do their drunken agro thing. They seem to feel tough in numbers. They giggle a lot too.

          • what a load of bullshit. come over bro and I’ll introduce you to a lot of New Zealanders, some of whom are maori and very decent people.

  2. What a stupid story/// total bullshit story…and look who wROte it… sean tata bye bye…the wanker just a lot of sensationalists bullshit….. Kiwis are not rising up…I just got back from there today… they are doing their regular sheep act and following each other to slaughter… STUPID BULLSHIT STORY

    • Yes us kiwis are all heading to slaughter from the wild armed possums roaming New Zealand streets. I mean really????? GET REAL YOU NUTTER

      • Kiwis are a bunch of pissants. Lokk at their PM.they actually voted her in the dummies. lol. . enough SAID.

        • oh and you lot voted in an orange rapist who has set up concentration camps for children. Excellent work you idiot

    • It is a BS story. Only ones that are not being sheep are the GANGS …wow big surprise…GANGS not following gun control laws…NZers next stop are ‘the showers’ … you made your shithole now die in it like good lil sheep

    • into slaughter? really? cant say I’ve noticed that. What I have noticed is the huge number of NRA trolls online though.

  3. what a complete load of rubbish. you are not even based in New Zealand and seem to have made much of this puff piece up to suit your own agenda. One gang said they would not give their guns back – they represent 0.0001 of New Zealanders. You also conveniently neglect to mention that people have been voluntarily relinquishing semi auto fire arms ahead of the government semi auto weapons buy back.

    Another fact that is being neglected by US media outlets is that New Zealanders are still allowed to keep and use non semi auto firearms.

    What has also not been talked about is the role US gun lobbies are playing in trying to disrupt NZ’s lawmaking process and manipulate the local media and social media. New Zealanders are just pointing and laughing.

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