Massacres and mass shootings call for immediate revisions of a state’s gun laws- a thumb rule that Donald Trump finds exceedingly difficult to apprehend. Things are thankfully, not the same in New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on assault rifles and military-style semi-automatics across the country. In addition to this, Ardern has also introduced panoramic amends to New Zealand’s gun laws following the Christchurch mosque shootings. While Donald Trump remained unavailable to take necessary notes, Late Night TV’s most liberal host, Jimmy Kimmel did not let the political masterstroke go unnoticed. Kimmel did not just deliver cheerful bravos to Ardern publicly; in fact, he made sure to make Trump hear his encore – loud and clear.
Christchurch Mosque Shootings And How They Shook The World
On 15 March 2019, two consecutive terrorist mass shootings led to the martyrdom of more than 50 Muslims at the Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. A white supremacist Australian carried out the attacks between 1.40 and 1.55 pm during the Friday prayer at the mosque. The deadliest mass shooting in the history of New Zealand is refereed to one of its darkest days. And political leaders from all across the globe have strongly condemned the attacks.
Jacinda Ardern Announces New Gun Laws, Bans Riffles And Military Style Weapons
In response to the disrupted state of peace, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken a few politically-bold steps.
“I absolutely believe there will be a common view among New Zealanders. Those who use guns for legitimate purposes, and those who have never touched one, that the time for the mass and easy availability of these weapons must end. And today they will,”
Ardern has also announced a ban on parts that are used to convert guns into military-style semi-automatics. Moreover, high-capacity magazines and parts that cause a firearm to generate semi-automatic, automatic or close-to-automatic gunfire are now also illegal in New Zealand.
Jimmy Kimmel Applauds Jacinda Ardern Over New Gun Laws
This new policy of rigorous gun control has attracted instantaneous warmth towards the state. Jimmy Kimmel, in particular is elated at the developments. And he has even tweeted about the same. Christchurch Mosque shootings
This is how you do it. https://t.co/VzdCg6IGxe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 21, 2019
“This is how you do it,” writes Jimmy Kimmel as he talks about NZ’s new gun laws. Due to the inefficiency of gun control in America, a lot of people agreed with Kimmel’s tweet. There were heated debates, not much different from the regular ones. But some people were kind enough to actually jot down the major differences between Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump. For instance, the tweet below. Christchurch Mosque shootings
— TonyK (@keanothedog) March 21, 2019