Kim Kardashian congratulates New Zealand for taking action to change gun laws after mass shooting

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Kim Kardashian West has expressed support for New Zealand as the country plans to amend its firearms laws following the shooting in Christchurch, which left at least 49 dead and 20 wounded in two mosques. On Saturday, the star of the movie Keeping Up with the Kardashian, 38, a staunch supporter of gun control, the government praised the government's quick response to the tragedy: "Only 24 hours after the death of Christchurch, the New Zealand has banned semi-automatic firearms! " wrote, in response to a tweet about comments from New Zealand Attorney General David Parker at a rally. "America takes note! Why can not our elected officials put public safety above the profits of gun makers?!?! According to the Guardian, Parker said during a demonstration in Auckland that the government would ban semi-automatic weapons. In New Zealand, the sale of semi-automatic weapons is not limited. At a press conference Saturday, Premier Jacinda Ardern announced that she was considering reforming the country's firearms legislation and indicated that she was considering banning all semi-automatic weapons "I can tell you something now. Our firearms laws are going to change, "she told the press conference, according to CNN.Ardern said the alleged gunman – identified as the Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28 – had used five guns in the attack and was licensed to legally buy his weapons.

Only twenty-four hours after firing Christchurch, New Zealand bans semi-automatic weapons! ????????
America takes note! Why our
Elected officials put public safety ahead of the profits of gun makers?!?! https://t.co/nsufYNygoO- Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 16, 2019

RELATED: 66-year-old woman hailed as hero for helping injured victim during filming in ChristchurchThe sisters of Kardashian West also spoke of the deadly attack. "Heartbroken by the terrorist attack in New Zealand. Praying for the victims, their families, and the entire Muslim community, "wrote Kylie Jenner, 21. Added Kourtney Kardashian, 39," I've been physically sick all day after hearing about Foolish and hateful acts committed in New Zealand this morning. As a Christian, I believe that hatred is reprehensible in all its forms … We must walk in love … For all people and all religions, I stand beside my Muslim brothers and sisters. "

I've been physically sick all day after hearing about foolish and hateful acts committed in New Zealand this morning.
As a Christian, I believe that hatred is wrong in all its forms …
We must walk in love … For all people and all religions, I stand beside my Muslim brothers and sisters. – Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) March 15, 2019

In a long note posted on her Instagram account on Saturday, Khloé Kardashian, 34, wrote that she had been "disgusted and devastated". "As a Christian, I believe that I must lead with love. I do not think it's up to me to hurt or criticize his beliefs. I do not shame people for their religion or beliefs. I will not hurt or judge people for what they believe in, "she wrote. "My prayers will always continue for our planet! One day, I pray to light the news and hear: There is peace on Earth. I love you and I respect you all and I pray for all of us! "ASSOCIATED VIDEO: A survivor of the New Zealand mass shootings shares the horror of his escape: "I had to run

According to New York TimesTarrant was charged with murder for the massacre. Police said he would face additional charges. Time He also reported that another man, identified as being Daniel John Burrough, 18, was charged with "intent to excite hostility or ill will", although his role exact in the attack remains unclear. Washington Posta third suspect has not yet been identified. A fourth person was arrested but released after the authorities determined that he was only a bystander, reported CNN.Tarrant – who is scheduled to appear in court on April 5 – and both Other suspects are still in custody, according to CNN.

New Zealand Premier Jacinda ArdenMore

RELATED: In the United States and Worldwide, Leaders Offer Protection and Support to Muslims After the New Zealand AttackPrime Minister Ardern called the incident "an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence" and called it "the darkest day in New Zealand". "It's clear that this can only now be described as a terrorist attack," Ardern said Friday. "From what we know, it seems to have been well planned." Mr Ardern said that New Zealand was targeted because it was a nation celebrating multiculturalism. "We have been chosen for our diversity, our kindness, our compassion, a home for those who share our values, a refuge for those who need it and these values, I can assure you, will not and can not be shaken by this attack, "she said.