Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'It took New Zealand six days to ban automatic weapons. Sandy Hook was six years ago'

Greg Evans
Thursday 21 March 2019 12:15
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It's been just under a week since a gunman entered a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, and murdered 50 people and injured 50 others.

In the time since then, the country's prime minister has become something of a shining example to other politicians around the world on how to show empathy and compassion to those affected by such an awful act of terror.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, GMT, Arden officially announced that 'all military-style semi-automatic weapons' had been banned from New Zealand as well as all assault rifles, gun magazines and devices that can alter the firing mechanism of a standard gun or rifle.

The ban is set to be enforced on Friday meaning it has taken New Zealand just six days to outlaw semi-automatic weapons, following last Friday's atrocity.

Meanwhile, the United States, which has already witnessed more than 60 mass shootings in 2019 alone, is still yet to take any action whatsoever on enforcing stricter gun laws.

The Democrat congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, highlighted in a tweet that the shocking Sandy Hook massacre, where 20 children were shot dead, occurred six years ago and not even that tragedy could convince the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks.

She also shared the above video of Arden and added the words "this is what leadership looks like."

Needless to say, there were many people that agreed with AOC's statement.

Of course, there were those that vehemently disagreed with her, including the notorious NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

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