‘What leadership looks like’: New Zealand PM’s gun reform earns praise from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

‘What leadership looks like’: New Zealand PM’s gun reform earns praise from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is praising New Zealand’s prime minister for her swift action on gun control in the wake of the Christchurch mo

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is praising New Zealand’s prime minister for her swift action on gun control in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.“Sandy Hook happened six years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks (with) #HR8,” the New York Democrat said Wednesday on Twitter in reference to a bipartisan bill on firearm transfers.Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8.Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market.This is what leadership looks like ⬇️ https://t.co/TcdR63anBt— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019
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“Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like,” she added.READ MORE: New Zealand’s new gun rules — what changes, and what stays the sameNew Zealand announced a ban on the sale of semi-automatic weapons on Thursday, less than a week after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the sales ban, effective immediately, would include “every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack last Friday.”Ardern said it would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws are rushed through.WATCH: Growing threat of white nationalism in Canada

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