Two months after the double mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that country’s prime minister told CNN that she does not understand why the United States can’t arbitrarily change its gun laws like her country and nearby Australia did in reaction to mass shootings.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern does not understand the United States and gun rights. (Screen snip, YouTube, The Guardian)
Maybe PM Jacinda Ardern needs a crash course on the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. Unlike New Zealand and Australia, in this country, it’s an enumerated right to keep and bear arms that has been upheld as a fundamental, individual right by two Supreme Court rulings in the last 11 years. Gun ownership is a regulated privilege in those Southern Hemisphere nations.
Ardern noted that her country has a strong hunting culture, according to Time, yet she claimed that most of her countrymen agreed with the gun control restrictions put in place following the mid-March attack on mosques that left 51 people dead. The alleged gunman has been described as a “white supremacist.”
Early last month, the New Zealand
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