Kim Kardashian praises New Zealand vowing stricter gun control: ‘America, take note’
Kim Kardashian expressed her support for New Zealand lawmakers’ moves to tighten gun control measures after the tragic Christchurch mass shooting last Friday, March 15.
“Just 24 hours after the Christchurch shooting New Zealand bans semiautomatic guns!” the reality show star tweeted on Saturday, March 16.
She said in frustration, “America take note! Why can’t our elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers’ profits?!?!”
Kim has long been a gun control advocate. She has been working with organization Everytown which promotes gun safety and aids victims of gun violence, she revealed in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” in 2016.
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
Her tweet comes after Attorney-General David Parker reportedly said semi-automatic rifles — weapons that Australian suspect Brenton Tarrant possessed — would be banned, the New Zealand Herald reported on Saturday.
Parker has since backtracked to say that the ban has yet to be discussed, as per Radio New Zealand. New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern vowed on Friday that “our gun laws will change.”
Kim’s sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have expressed their sympathies for the victims of the mosque attacks.
I have been physically sick all day after hearing about the senseless, hateful acts in New Zealand this morning.
As a Christian, I believe hate is wrong in any form…
We need to walk in love…ADVERTISEMENT
For all people and all religions, I stand with my Muslim brothers and sisters.
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) March 15, 2019
Kourtney tweeted on Saturday, “As a Christian, I believe hate is wrong in any form…We need to walk in love…For all people and all religions, I stand with my Muslim brothers and sisters.” JB
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