This past week after the tragedy in Christchurch New Zealand we had our politicians once again take up the call for more gun control. Like many of these mass gun deaths this one took place in a gun free zone and could have been lessened if there was someone in this mosque who was carrying. The police response time was over 6 minutes from the time they received the initial call reporting shots being fired. This is an incredible amount of time when someone has a gun and is shooting people randomly as is made evident with the death toll at this mosque
When it comes to our typical progressive politicians, they do not let facts get in the way. The same can be said for the politicians in New Zealand who have already proposed more gun control. Unfortunately for the citizens of that country they do not have a 2nd Amendment to protect their rights and more gun restrictions will not make them any safer. Evil people will always find away to commit atrocities such as this and the one thing they all have in common is that they do not obey the law. Unfortunately, our politicians see what New Zealand is doing and wonder why we can’t do the same.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stated via Twitter, “This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States.”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted out a video of Ardern’s confiscation announcement, adding, “See. It’s not that hard.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted, “Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like.”
We can be thankful for our 2nd Amendment which helps protect us from mindless progressives who ignore the facts. We have to be continuously vigilant because their unstated goal is gun confiscation.