Kim Kardashians praises the ban on semi-automatic weapons in New Zealand

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New Zealand is very different from the United States – and this has never been more obvious than in the country's reaction to a tragic shooting. The Attorney General of New Zealand, David Baker, announced Friday that the country was going to ban semi-automatic weapons. Friday's terrorist attack in two mosques in Christchurch. And although the government did not finalize this plan, many expressed support for a quick response. Want to receive news of daily pop culture in your inbox? Sign up here for the Yahoo newsletter. Kim Kardashian is a supporter of Baker's announcement. She retweeted the news about New Zealand, adding that the United States should "take note" of New Zealand's response.

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

However, not everyone who responded to Kardashian's tweet disagreed with the message. Conservative actress Mindy Robinson criticized Kardashian for expressing herself when her own family lived in a gated community.

Causing people who can not afford their own gated community and private security, admirite? – Mindy Robinson (@iheartmindy) March 16, 2019

Others have argued that criminals will always find access to firearms, even if they are banned.

Because the United States realizes that only law-abiding people will ban firearms, criminals who engage in these shootings will still have their weapons. – 🦋Carrie Maureenoves (@LovesMagik) March 16, 2019
New Zealand / Australia: Firearms laws are among the strictest but people still buy them It's like drugs, if they want, they'll always find it illegal or not. Removing the weapons from law-abiding citizens only further harms us. – (@skyrjd) March 16, 2019
Are drugs illegal / banned correct? But criminals still have them. Imagine that guns are banned, so no good law-abiding citizen has one. Then all criminals walk around with illegal / prohibited guns. We would all be more vulnerable to these criminals and these weapons. #thought – J.R. Ramos (@jrvmosjr) March 16, 2019

Kardashian, however, has at least one supporter: sister Khloe Kardashian.

Yes sister! Yes!!!!!! Let's end this senseless violence – Khloé (@khloekardashian) March 16, 2019

Kardashian recently spoke openly about politics and spoke for the second time this week about an issue close to his heart. On Tuesday, she praised California's decision to end the death penalty.

I have met and am very supportive of Governor Newsom and his decision to help end the death penalty in California. Racial prejudice and injustice are deeply embedded in the justice system, but particularly with respect to the death penalty. – Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 13, 2019

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