Fresh off the horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand, legislators are already looking at a massive ban on guns. The Daily Caller reports:
New Zealand’s prime minister set a timeline for her government to draft stricter gun laws, but didn’t reveal specific details after a meeting with her cabinet following Friday’s deadly mosque shootings.
“Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday in a news conference following the meeting, according to Reuters.
A suspected gunman has been detained after 49 people were shot and killed in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday.
Ardern said her cabinet is “completely unified” in changing the country’s gun laws, even though they were only able to reach “in principle” agreements Monday, reported The Guardian. She was expected by some to announce a ban on semi-automatic rifles after her attorney general called attention to the plan Saturday.
This is terrifying to Second Amendment supporters in America, and a reminder that gun rights are perpetually under threat from major government crackdowns.