And so begins the scapegoating. In another thread I remained optimistic that we would not be divided by this horrible tragedy, that we would indeed be united by the desire to not let the terrorists win. My opinion of this has now changed. https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-47578860 PM Jacinda Ardern confirms that the suspect held a Category A gun licence - and that, under that licence, he was able to legally buy the weapons used in that shooting. She then repeats that this is why the country's gun laws need to be reformed The gunman owning his own guns legally would be like an Islamist terror perpetrator being the head of the council for Islamic relations or something. People are not going to be able to resist scapegoating innocents. Out of this Kiwis will lose at least their semi-automatic rifles. It is quite possible they will lose their handguns also. It is beyond doubt in my view that they will have a mandatory buyback like Australia did. It is quite possible this will reach across the pond to Australia, and screw me over. They may take my Glock 17a because of this. Everyone everywhere take a moment's silence for the 49 victims of this horrible tragedy. Gun owners everywhere take a moment's silence for New Zealand and Australian gun owners. Their liberty is about to be significantly curtailed and they're about to be scapegoated to an unprecedented degree. It will get ugly. They will succeed in dividing us. I was wrong. I am sorry.