If you got a dollar for every mention of the Kardashians in a news bulletin, you would probably be very wealthy now. The reality star always manages to attract attention to herself and her beautiful family no matter what she does. This time, the mother of three is in the news for her comments on the recent massacre in New Zealand. In the wake of this deadly tragedy, New Zealand has banned semi-automatic guns.
The “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star raised eyebrows when she met with President Donald Trump in the oval office last year. This meeting was a way to discuss criminal justice reform.
Following the Christchurch tragedy which left almost 50 people dead and scores injured, many people have called for stricter gun laws in the United States. Notable examples include Bernie Sanders, Piers Morgan, and many more. Kim Kardashian is amongst these people and took to twitter to express how she felt about the issue.
She tweeted, “America take note! Why can’t our elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers’ profits?!?”
It is important to note that New Zealand has yet to out rightly ban semi-automatic weapons. However, there are signs that it won't be too long before legal actions are taken in order to get these weapons off the streets.
Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has promised to quicken the process. She is said to be planning to meet with her cabinet to discuss the matter in the coming days.
As you would expect, there were several kinds of response to Kim’s tweet. A lot of people were quick to remind her that the ownership of firearms is a constitutional right in the United States.
Some others were quick to label her a hypocrite, citing the fact that she relies on the services of heavily armed security guards. Another group of people argued that greater gun control will not deter criminals given that bad people can also use knives and other dangerous objects in place of guns.
Someone even accused Mrs. West of being ignorant to the struggles of everyday people. While another suggested that she should “check the constitution”.