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New Zealand Bans ‘Military-Style’ Semiautomatics, ‘High-Capacity’ Mags

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday that New Zealand has officially banned “military-style” semiautomatic rifles and “high-capacity” magazines. The Daily Mail quoted Ardern saying, “On March 15 our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place.” She added, “Now, six days after this attack, we are announcing a ban on all military style semi-automatics and assault rifles in New Zealand.” Ardern noted that “related parts used to convert…

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Turkish President Erdogan Writes Washington Post Op-ed on Christchurch, Rails Against Islamophobia

The Washington Post on Tuesday allowed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, one of the world’s leading authoritarian jailers of journalists, to write an op-ed about the Christchurch shooting. In the piece, Erdogan praised Turkey’s ostensible hospitality to minority groups and railed against widespread “Islamophobia” in the Western world. Erdogan’s thesis was that the Christchurch killer is exactly the same as the Islamic State – an anodyne observation in the sense that both used violence to achieve their fanatic political ends, but utterly absurd when considering the size and influence of…

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Rob Reiner: ‘Insidious’ Trump Supporters Condone His ‘White Supremacy’

Hollywood director and left-wing activist Rob Reiner targeted President Donald Trump’s supporters in a new social media post, calling them an “insidious cult” who condone white supremacy. “The President of the United States is a racist. He supports and promotes white supremacy & white nationalism,” Rob Reiner declared.“If you are part of this insidious cult, you condone that. Period.” The President of the United States is a racist. He supports and promotes white supremacy & white nationalism. If you are part of this insidious cult, you condone that. Period. — Rob…

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Hawkins: New Zealand Attack Reminds Us Being Armed Is Part of Being Prepared

While there are myriad lessons that can be drawn from the heinous attack in Christchurch, the one at the forefront of my mind is that being armed is part of being prepared. Real life is not Utopia, it is an experience where decent people are constantly under threat by people with bad intentions. And evil can strike wherever you are, whether that is in a school or university, a church, mosque, or synagogue, or a night club in Paris or a music concert in Las Vegas. Evil can strike at…

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Christchurch Manifesto: Nation with Closest ‘Values to My Own Is the People’s Republic of China’

The man allegedly responsible for the mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote in his manifesto that the modern political system he most admired was that of communist China. In a detailed question and answer style manifesto written before the attack that killed 49 people and left dozens of others injured, alleged perpetrator Brenton Tarrant outlined his belief that the white race would eventually disappear as a result of mass immigration from primarily Islamic nations. While rejecting certain labels including Neo-Nazism, xenophobia, and even Islamaphobia, he does describe…

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Donald Trump: ‘God Bless All’ Victims of New Zealand Mosque Massacres

President Donald Trump extended condolences on Friday to the victims of the mosque massacres in New Zealand. “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured,” he wrote on Twitter. “The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!” The alleged gunman, a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist, live-streamed his killing spree and released an 87-page manifesto to maximize attention to his…

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New Zealand Shooter Hopes for U.S. Civil War: ‘Conservatism Is Dead, Thank God’

The New Zealand shooter’s manifesto, which will not be linked to here, is a mix of avowed white supremacist sentiment and suggested tactics to fellow extremists — including his declared intention to exploit racial, cultural, and political divisions in the U.S. According to his manifesto, the shooter — who massacred civilians at two mosques in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch — appears to subscribe to a number of ideologies. The document is riddled with white nationalist talking points, and the shooter describes himself as a “fascist.” He also castigates Muslims…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Uses New Zealand Mosque Terror to Attack NRA

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used the news of the terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday by attacking the National Rifle Association (NRA). The attack, which occurred during Friday prayers, has killed 49 people as of this writing, and wounded dozens of others. In two tweets, Ocasio-Cortez mocked the idea of sending “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of the shootings. After significant pushback, clarified that the target of her criticism was the NRA. “At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of…

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Report: Good Guy with Gun Chased, Shot at New Zealand Attackers

Multiple mosques were targeted during attacks in New Zealand on Friday, and an armed man reportedly fired back at the shooters in the Linwood area of Christchurch. The New Zealand Herald reports that the local man with the gun fired on the shooters after they unleashed “multiple gunshots” on the mosque in Linwood. The armed man ran after the shooters, firing two shots at them with “a rifle or shotgun” as they undertook their escape. Ryan Saavedra tweeted: BREAKING: The New Zealand Herald reports that the shooting at the second…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Mosque Shootings: ‘What Good Are Your Thoughts and Prayers’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday by questioning the “thoughts and prayers” often expressed in sympathy with victims. “At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’,” she tweeted. “But I couldn’t say ‘imagine.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” she concluded. At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t…

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