The New Zealand Massacre was tragic but their govt’s response was over the top. So, of course, Dems are lining up in hopes that they can make that happen here. Senator Feinstein tweeted about how she wanted to follow in New Zealand’s disarming footsteps.
“In country after country, massacres are followed by sweeping changes to gun laws, as logic would dictate. The United States needs to follow these examples and take action to protect Americans from this deadly public health scourge.”
The tweet included Feinstein’s thoughts on the NZ Assault weapon ban in a photo that reads:
“In Australia in 1996, 35 people were killed when a gunman opened fire with two semiautomatic assault rifles. In the days following that massacre, Australia banned all semiautomatic rifles and put in place a licensing system.
“In New Zealand last week, 50 people were killed when a gunman used five weapons to open fire in two mosques. Six days after that massacre, New Zealand banned all military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
“In country after country, massacres are followed by sweeping changes to gun laws, as logic would dictate. If there’s a problem – particularly a deadly problem – it’s contingent upon policymakers to find solutions.
“Here at home in America, since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High school, we’ve suffered through at least 227 school shootings that killed 143 and left 290 wounded. And those are just shootings at schools. We’ve seen massacres in offices, churches, theaters, concerts, malls – all the places that Americans should feel safe, not threatened.
“Despite all these tragedies, Republicans in Congress have repeatedly blocked each and every proposal to enact responsible gun safety laws. Even though 90 percent of Americans support universal background checks, even that proposal is routinely opposed. The power of NRA over Republicans is second to none, and until that hold is broken, Republicans refuse to act.
“To New Zealand and every other country that took steps to reduce gun violence, congratulations. The United States needs to follow these examples and take action to protect Americans from this deadly public health scourge. Without action, our country will continue to face these tragic events over and over again.”
Feinstein must be talking about a ban as the rest of the methods that Dems want were already in place in the NZ incident and that still didn’t stop a deranged person from committing an atrocious act. The other thing Feinstein forgets is that Americans have the right to own weapons. We had to fight for our freedom to become a country and we do not want regress to a state where we can lose more rights.
The NZ Massacre is a tragedy but punishing lawful gun owners is not the solution.