New Zealand Ban on Assault Rifles

Yes, Virginia, there is a leader...

After the terrible mass shooting in New Zeland that left 50 people dead, the country says enough is enough, passing a ban on military-style semiautomatic guns and assault rifles immediately following the atrocity. Citizens willingly came forward, handing in their guns, and Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has received international praise for standing up against violence so quickly and unflinchingly. 

But what must surprise us Americans most is that her opposing party also was on board, which is crucial to eliminate violence in a country. Meanwhile, in the United States, more children have died than police officers or soldiers than guns in the past year, and people in my state are trying to make it mandatory to own a gun. I can't even. What must it be like to live in a country without an NRA?

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