It took New Zealand less than a week to immediately ban the weapons used in the mosque massacres last Friday.
Even if it could pass constitutional muster — which it probably could since the 2nd Amendment talks about “well regulated” — nothing like the swiftness and surety of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s actions could happen here. American politicians are too enamored of the money — or the threat of the lack of it — from lobbyists and PAC’s to do any more than offer thoughts and prayers. And even those come at a cost.
So while the thoughtful and caring people of the world deal with problems like this with dispatch, we worry where our next electoral victory will come from.