Different mentality, I guess: we have our Constitution and the resolve to believe in the majority of our citizens to responsibly and capably keep and bear arms.
Before anyone gets all wistful about New Zealand, remember that it was New Zealand that decide to stage a dockworker's strike for more money as the 1st Marine Division was combat loading their ships for the attack on Guadalcanal. The Marines had to load all their own attack transports and much of the food was destroyed as it sat on docks in the rain.
Here we were, risking our young men's lives to save NZ and Australia from the onrushing Japanese and those clowns risked all of it for more money.
Of course they gave up their guns!
NZs isolation is what gives them a sense of invulnerability.
It’s sad that the Philippines had to suffer after shooting back, while those sissies could rest easy.