Kim Kardashian hails New Zealand's prompt review of gun laws after mosque shootings: "America take note"
The reality TV star also asked why "can't elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers' profits?!?!"
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was all praise for the way New Zealand politicians spoke in one voice for change in gun laws after the Christchurch terror attacks, and asked Americans elected officials to take note.
In reference to New Zealand Attorney General David Parker's remarks about banning semi-automatic rifles, she wrote, "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?!?!"
Her sister Khloe Kardashian echoed her comments and said, "Yes sister! Yes!!!!!! Let's end this senseless violence."
It was only a year ago that Kim had called for safer gun laws in the United States after the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which claimed 17 lives.
At the time, she took to Twitter to share, "We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won't do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence."
Within a couple of hours of the horrific attack which claimed the lives of 50 innocent people on Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised to have the country's gun laws changed.
However, she did not specify how. During a news conference, she shared, "I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change."
The accused shooter at the two mosques, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, allegedly used two semi-automatic guns, two shotguns and a lever-action gun in carrying out the two massacres.
As reported by The New York Times, New Zealand's Attorney General David Parker vowed to ban any semi-automatic guns at the vigil which took place on Saturday but then backtracked.
He shared with Radio New Zealand, "Those decisions have yet to be taken. But the Prime Minister has signaled that we are going to look at that issue [banning semi-automatic weapons]." At this time, the sale of semi-automatic guns is not restricted in New Zealand.
Tarrant reportedly used five guns to carry out the mass massacre and also possessed a gun license which allowed him to legally purchase all of the weapons.
Tarrant appeared in court on Saturday and was charged with murder in a Christchurch courtroom. The New Zealand authorities shared that he would face additional charges and were considering whether to charge him under the country's Terrorism Suppression Act.