Many on Twitter pointed out that it only took one mass shooting to make New Zealand change its stance… unlike some countries.
Kim Kardashian led the praise for New Zealand’s vow to change their gun laws less than 24 hours after the attacks that left 49 dead and 20 injured.
In the wake of the mass shooting, which took place at two different mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised the country’s "gun laws will change," according to the New York Times. Attorney General David Parker echoed her thoughts and announced that New Zealand needs "to ban some semiautomatics, perhaps all of them."
Kim, who has been vocal about gun control since being robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016, applauded the country for taking immediate action.
"Just 24 hours after the Christchurch shooting New Zealand bans semiautomatic guns!" she tweeted Saturday morning. "America take note! Why can’t our elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers’ profits?!?!"
Kim’s sister Khloe added, "Yes sister! Yes!!!!!! Let’s end this senseless violence." She added: "Now this is how you lead and protect."
Many on Twitter pointed out that New Zealand has vowed to make this change after only a single mass shooting, while the U.S. has had hundreds of mass shootings and yet has made little change to its ancient gun laws (largely due to the Second Amendment.)
For example, less than two weeks after Australia suffered a mass shooting in 1996 the National Agreement on Firearms "all but prohibited automatic and semiautomatic assault rifles, mandated licensing and registration, and instituted a temporary gun buyback program that took some 650,000 assault weapons," according to PBS.
Gun-related tragedies in other countries like the United Kingdom and Norway also prompted stricter gun laws.
America meanwhile is also one of six countries responsible for more than half of gun deaths worldwide, Vox reported last year.
However, most Republicans in the U.S. strongly support the Second Amendment — the right to bear arms — often offering "thoughts and prayers" in the wake of shootings, rather than any legislative action.
Others shared Kim’s stance too; actress Mia Farrow wrote, "The logical response- it was immediate." Sophia Bush also tweeted, "Just. Like. That."
Journalist Ed Krassenstein wrote, "New Zealand bans semi-automatic assault rifles. Take note American politicians. New Zealand’s government officials actually care about their citizens.
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