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Just days after the mass shootings in Christchurch left 50 deceased, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised her country that their government would not merely promote thoughts and prayers in response to the horrific attacks.
At a conference on Saturday, Ardern stated, “I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change.” She received praise worldwide for taking action, and was quickly compared to to the United States. Politicians in the US have yet to react to in a progressive way to change gun laws which could have prevented 1,981 mass shootings.
Celebrities around the world felt compelled to share their thoughts and opinions on the matter. Kim Kardashian was among one of them and called for America to “take note” on New Zealand’s urgency to change the status of firearms following the tragedy.
Just 24 hours after the Christchurch shooting New Zealand bans semiautomatic guns! 👏🏼
America take note! Why can’t our
elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers’ profits?!?! https://t.co/nsufYNygoO
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 16, 2019
“Just 24 hours after the Christchurch shooting New Zealand bans semiautomatic guns!” the reality star wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “America take note! Why can’t our elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers’ profits?!?!”
The Kardashian clan took to social media to talk about the travesty and condemn the terrorist.
New Zealand’s attorney general already stated that they would be banning semi-automatic weapons in response to the attack. The decision has yet to be finalized however.