Tag: Gun Control

Dianne Feinstein: U.S. Needs to Follow New Zealand’s Gun Ban Example

Hours after New Zealand announced prohibitions against semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) tweeted the U.S. needs to follow the gun ban example. Feinstein tweeted: “In country after country, massacres are followed by sweeping changes to gun laws, as logic would dictate. The United States needs to follow these examples and take action […]

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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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6 Days Later, New Zealand Plans New Gun Laws. Here’s How Other Countries Reacted to Shootings.

It took New Zealand just six days to announce an immediate plan to change to the nation’s gun policy after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last week. On Thursday, a day after the first victims were laid to rest, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national ban on all military-style […]

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New Zealand Bans ‘Military-Style’ Semiautomatics, ‘High-Capacity’ Mags

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday that New Zealand has officially banned “military-style” semiautomatic rifles and “high-capacity” magazines. The Daily Mail quoted Ardern saying, “On March 15 our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country […]

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New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Weapons

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a national ban on all military-style semiautomatic weapons, all high-capacity ammunition magazines and all parts that allow weapons to be modified into the kinds of guns used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week. “What we’re banning today are the things used […]

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New Zealand’s Dealing With Its Gun Problem. When Will We?

When a terrorist massacred 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern immediately grasped the nettle. “I can tell you one thing right now,” she told a news conference. “Our gun laws will change.” That’s what effective leadership looks like. New Zealand’s cabinet has now agreed in principle to overhaul […]

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The Conversation: The Kids Aren’t All Right

Gail Collins: Bret, as always we’ve got a lot to talk about. The mass shooting in New Zealand, of course. But perhaps we can get started with something less painful. Everybody’s been talking about that college admissions scandal. What’s your take? Bret Stephens: We definitely should get to talking about the terrorism in Christchurch, not […]

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New Zealand to Open Inquiry Into What Officials Knew About Gunman Before Massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Monday ordered an inquiry into what government officials could have known about the gunman in Friday’s massacre before he carried out the attack that left 50 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch. “The purpose of this inquiry is to look at what all […]

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Beto O’Rourke: Ban AR-15 Sales in America

During a weekend interview presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke said AR-15 sales should be banned in America. This is a continuation of the anti-Second Amendment campaign O’Rourke conducted in his failed 2018 Senate bid. For example, in February 2018 interview with CBS News O’Rourke supported banning bump stocks and made clear his belief that […]

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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: ‘There Will Be Changes’ to Gun Laws, Prime Minister Says

• New Zealand grappled with grief and horror on Sunday as the death toll rose to 50 people two days after a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The terrorist attack appeared to have been carried out by a white nationalist who posted a racist manifesto online and streamed live […]

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After Mosque Massacre, New Zealand Has Its Gun-Debate Moment

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — When the prime minister announced plans to ban semiautomatic rifles following Friday’s mass shootings, it seemed to be the bold response that many New Zealanders wanted — until the country’s attorney general backpedaled almost immediately and said that might not be the government’s final decision. Even after a massacre that left […]

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Hawkins: New Zealand Attack Reminds Us Being Armed Is Part of Being Prepared

While there are myriad lessons that can be drawn from the heinous attack in Christchurch, the one at the forefront of my mind is that being armed is part of being prepared. Real life is not Utopia, it is an experience where decent people are constantly under threat by people with bad intentions. And evil […]

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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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Lawmaker Calls for Ban on Partisan Ideology in Classrooms

A Maine Republican sponsored legislation that would forbid teachers from endorsing political candidates and from using their classrooms as bully pulpits for ideological advocacy. State Rep. Lawrence Lockman, co-founder and president of the conservative Maine First Project, introduced a bill that directed the state board of education to draft a Code of Ethics for K-12 […]

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A Hate-Fueled Massacre Designed for Its Times

The wounded tried to crawl away or lie still, while others ran or crouched behind the dead, but the gunman kept pulling the trigger. He shot fleeing women and girls, and pumped bullet after bullet into piles of motionless men and boys in a house of worship. The man accused of carrying out the worst […]

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New Zealand’s Gun Laws Draw Scrutiny After Mosque Shootings

The shootings that killed at least 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday have placed new scrutiny on New Zealand’s gun laws and sparked a fervent debate about whether they were a factor in the gunman’s decision to carry out his attack there. The police have described the gunman as a man […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Uses New Zealand Mosque Terror to Attack NRA

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used the news of the terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday by attacking the National Rifle Association (NRA). The attack, which occurred during Friday prayers, has killed 49 people as of this writing, and wounded dozens of others. In two tweets, Ocasio-Cortez mocked the idea of […]

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Sandy Hook Massacre: Gun Makers Lose Major Ruling Over Liability

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Connecticut Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the firearms industry on Thursday, clearing the way for a lawsuit to move forward against the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic rifle used by the gunman in the […]

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How the Supreme Court Could Bring More Guns to New York City

A case before the Supreme Court this term could significantly affect whether densely populated cities like New York have the right to set their own gun policies. At a glance, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York is a limited dispute. It pits residents who […]

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New Mexico’s Democrat Governor Signs Bill to Criminalize Private Gun Sales

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed legislation Friday to criminalize private gun sales in the state. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that there has been a great divide over the bill, with state-level Democrats pushing it while gun rights groups, the vast majority of New Mexico Sheriffs, and New Mexico county governments opposing […]

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Trump at CPAC: Democrat Gun Control Will Not Get Past My Desk

President Donald Trump stressed during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that the Democrats’ myriad gun control plans will not make all come to an end once they reach his desk. Trump expressed the agreement between his administration and the mindset of CPAC attendees by saying, “We believe strongly in the Second […]

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Pelosi Passes Second Gun Control Bill and Puts Down Democratic Rebellion

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to extend the time allotted for the F.B.I. to conduct background checks for gun purchasers flagged by the national instant check system, the second major gun control bill to clear the chamber this week after two decades of inaction. Democratic leaders also succeeded in […]

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