New Zealand Govt Plans To Ban “Assault Rifles”
New Zealanders are rushing to find answers as to why the massacre happened and how it could be prevented. But it seems they are coming to a rash decision.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commented on the New Zealand Massacre and blamed assault weapons.
“I can tell you one thing right now: our gun laws will change,” said Ardern. “There have been attempts to change our laws in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017. Now is the time for change.”
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“Gun control experts have urged New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern to act swiftly to enact stricter firearms laws in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack to prevent the pro-gun lobby from being able to weaken the reforms.
Ardern said on Saturday that she planned to reform gun laws and her government has already announced it will ban semi-automatic rifles.
She said the proposed reforms, which will be the focus of a cabinet meeting on Monday, will also focus on the ease with which legal weapons can be modified to become military-style assault rifles, which are more strictly controlled.
It follows the use of what is believed to be modified semi-automatic rifles in the massacres at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques on Friday which killed 49 people and injured 48 more, including two children under the age of five.”
“Ardern will stress that the attacker’s guns were legally owned as a way of increasing public support for stricter gun control. ThinkProgress quotes her saying, “As soon as New Zealanders hear that someone was legally able to acquire, as I’m advised, those weapons and carry out this event, that will raise enormous questions with our gun laws, and that is why we will respond swiftly.”
“New Zealand has a lower rate of gun crime in Australia, despite having three times the number of licensed gun owners per head of population.”
So they don’t seem to have a gun problem.
The shooter, “Tarrant, was not only licensed, but passed criminal, mental, and health-related background checks.”
“Background checks cannot stop a determined attacker because these checks look backward; they search for past crimes and problems. If the would-be attacker has criminal or terror-based intentions but lacks any criminal or terror-based history, gun control will never stop him. However, gun control will render his victims less able to defend themselves.”
This is why Gun Control doesn’t work. It just disarms legally responsible gun owners.
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