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Christchurch shooting: Kim Kardashian calls on US to ban guns after New Zealand

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Christchurch shooting: Kim Kardashian calls on US to ban guns after New Zealand

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has urged American officials to re-examine their gun laws following the horrific events in New Zealand

Kim Kardashian calls on US to ban guns after New Zealand takes action

Kim Kardashian is calling on US officials to ban guns after the horrifying events in New Zealand.

Attacks on two mosques in Christchurch claimed the lives of 49 people and left at least another 48 injured.

A man named Brenton Tarrant has been charged and appeared in court.

In response, New Zealand attorney general David Parker MP announced the government will ban semi-automatic guns.

Responding to the news, reality queen Kim said the same thing should happen in the US, where countless lives have been lost to gun violence.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared the news and said: “Just 24 hours after the Christchurch shooting New Zealand bans semiautomatic guns! America take note! Why can’t our elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers’ profits?!?!”

Kim wants to see gun control in the US (Image: Getty)

Her sister Khloe felt the same way.

She said: “Yes sister! Yes!!!!!! Let’s end this senseless violence”

Khloe also shared the tweet announcing the ban, adding: “Now this is how you lead and protect”

This isn’t the first time Kim has spoken out about gun control – she’s long been an advocate for it.

She wants officials to follow New Zealand’s example (Image: Twitter)
49 people have died (Image: Getty Images)

Last year, Kim spoke out after a horrific school shooting in Florida in which 17 people were killed.

It was the deadliest school shooting since 26 people’s lives were taken in the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012.

Kim said on Twitter: “We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence.”

Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is lead into the dock for his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand (Image: REUTERS)

In 2017, Kim called for changes in gun laws after a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Kim shared an anti-gun poster from organisation Everytown for Gun Safety that read “It’s not too early to talk about solutions to gun violence; it’s too late”

Mum-of-three Kim added: “Join the movement to end gun violence.

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