Tag: Christchurch attack

CNN: U.S. Lacks New Zealand’s ‘Urgency’ in Banning Guns

On Thursday, CNN published a report suggesting the U.S. lacks New Zealand’s “urgency” in banning guns. They teased the report with a tweet that highlighted the speed with which the New Zealand government banned an entire classification of firearms, parts, and accessories: “When a killer gunned down 50 people this month at two mosques in […]

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New Zealand Government Pledges Semiautomatic Rifle Ban

New Zealand’s government is responding to the Christchurch attacks by pledging to ban all semiautomatic rifles. Newstalk ZB reports that Attorney General David Parker announced the pending ban on semiautomatic rifles during a vigil in Auckland. He couched the announcement in comments about “a dimming of enlightenment” in various places around the world. The Guardian reports […]

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NYU Students Blame Chelsea Clinton for New Zealand Attack over Condemnation of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitic Comments

Students at New York University (NYU) berated former first daughter Chelsea Clinton on Friday night for putting “words out into the world” that “stoked Islamophobia,” which, in the students’ opinion, caused a terror attack in New Zealand that left 49 people dead. The students had reportedly scrutinized Clinton for condemning antisemitism perpetuated by Rep. Ilhan […]

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Christchurch Killer: Nation with Closest ‘Values to My Own Is the People’s Republic of China’

The man allegedly responsible for the mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote in his manifesto that the modern political system he most admired was that of communist China. In a detailed question and answer style manifesto written before the attack that killed 49 people and left dozens of others injured, alleged perpetrator […]

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