AOC Applauds Nationwide Gun Confiscation in New Zealand, ‘This is What Leadership Looks Like’

The freshman Congresswoman hasn’t been shy about her opposition to gun ownership. (Photo: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Facebook)

New Zealand has decided to pursue a nationwide gun ban, and freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like, loves it.

In the wake of a massacre that left 50 people dead at a New Zealand mosque last week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her government plans to pursue an aggressive ban on semi-automatic firearms, “high-capacity magazines,” and any gun part that can turn semi-automatic firearms into “military-style semi-automatic weapons.”

AOC applauded the move and called on the U.S. Congress to do the same.

“Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, referring to a House bill that would criminalize private transfers.

“Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like,” she said.

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In an address to the nation on Thursday, Prime Minister Ardern announced her intention to go after not only semi-automatic firearms but also a variety of gun parts.

“Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons,” Ardern said at a news conference on Thursday.

“We will also ban all assault rifles. We will ban all high-capacity magazines. We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semi-automatic or any other type of firearm into a military-style semi-automatic weapon. We will ban parts that cause a firearm to generate semi-automatic, automatic, or close to automatic gunfire.

“In short, every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country,” Ardern said.

The ban goes into effect immediately and will be followed by legislation next month. There is no grandfather clause, Arden said, noting that citizens should arrange to turn in the weapons banned under the new law because they never really belonged to the citizens in the first place.

“On March 15, the nation witnessed a terrorist attack that demonstrated the weakness of New Zealand’s gun laws,” Ardern said. “The guns used in this attack had the power to shoot continuously. The times for the easy availability of these weapons must end. And today, they will.”

She added, “We just want the guns back. … It’s about all of us. It’s in the national interest, and it’s about safety.”

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Initial reports indicate that New Zealand gun owners can’t be so easily intimidated: as of March 20, 37 firearms had been turned in to authorities. While the government has not announced how many newly-banned firearms exist in New Zealand, there are an estimated 1.2 million firearms in a country with a population of 4.8 million.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been an outspoken critic of the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association almost since her first day in office. In February of last year, she tweeted, “AR-15s cost less than an iPhone and are designed to kill groups of people in short bursts. NRA politicians are also cheap to buy, and kill hundreds of people through neglect over extended periods.”

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Gregg E Edwards March 27, 2019, 11:55 am

    I didn’t know New Zealand was a dictatorship.

  • Edward Sperring March 24, 2019, 11:24 am

    I am sorry I have to say this to all those hard working tax paying gun owning americans I always said it that the voting system is a sham it doesent work when people like AOC can get elected to office with no background in politics or common sense for that matter can push her own agenda there is something wrong.Still we here nothing about the 3 stooges in Vaginia just goes to prove its not about wright or wrong its personel agendas that is crippling this country . The founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves .Because these fools abuse the good because they cant control the bad.Evil is evil and must be dealt with properly.

    • al March 26, 2019, 9:48 am

      No Edward, you are very wrong. The system DOES work, you seem to forget that the political system IS a direct reflection of our society, so in fact the election of AOC should tell you that your fellow Americans are the ones who are fools and silly people.
      You speak to common sense in a society rapidly losing it, and seek to blame a system that IS of the people, and she IS proof.
      The system is nor perfect, but it IS the best one out there, the fact that AOC was elected is a reflection of the PEOPLE, NOT the system.
      Read carefully Jefferson’s writings, THIS is why he harped on a ‘revolution’ every 50 or so years, because many of those born into freedom without sacrificing for it take it for granted.

      • JEFF April 8, 2019, 9:13 am

        Easy there Al… First I’ll point out if you really read Jefferson’s writings, Thomas Jefferson didn’t “harp on” having revolutions, and he certainly didn’t recommend a time-frame for how often we might need to have rebellions. Basically, and I’m really boiling it down here because Jefferson was a wordy man, what he talked and wrote about was more about the government not punishishing the people too severely for failed rebellions so as not to discourage the people from rebelling, as rebellions are necessary for a healthy government.

        Unfortunately our “System” is NOT working. We no longer have a government “of the people, for the people, by the people.” Cronyism, Corruption and Greed have tipped the balance and we arent going to “Vote” our way out of our woes. You seemed to have forgotten Thomas Jefferson’s writings already? We are overdue for a good old fashioned rebellion..

        Other than that, the fact we are seeing, as you pointed out, a severe lack of common sense among many of our elected officials is rapidly becoming a very dangerous situation for our COUNTRY. Our entite way of life is at risk and the feable minded are handing the wheel to idealistic, unrealistic, socialist frauds who get their world views, news and half their education all from the same toilets, SOCIAL MEDIA and Liberal Arts College. I am often struck by the lack of any real world knowledge on the part of the Left leaning public in their arguments. They seem to resort to slogans, regurgitated liberal news snippets, and the “think what a mess we are leaving for our kids” chant. The bigger the issue, the less they seem to know, aand the more they blindly fight.

        Immigration, Terrorism, and our 2nd Amendment in my opinion are the sujects the Liberals, citizen and politician alike will argue the most and know the least about. My favorite, our 2nd Amendment now anyone with any inteligence would think the anti-2nd Amendment crowd would want to know all about guns, after all that is the very meat and bones of the subject as far as they are concerned. Yet they in general know next to nothing about them. (and most other common sense issues). It is as if the government and/or the media says something, and no matter what the facts are, it automatically becomes their “truth”, as if it is gospel and they have been preaching it all their lives. For instance “assault weapons”, which they all agree are: black, automatic, large capacity, large caliber, and only good for killing people. The actual facts of course are not relevant, facts don’t fit their agenda (and THEY dont need them!) and they cannot be bothered to do any independent fact checking. So the ignorant post their versions of facts all over the Internet, spew their agendas on Talk Shows or are a Talk Show Host, lie on the News, or offer skewed versions of EXPERT Opinions, all reassuring us that they know what is best for us and the children and THIS TIME they will get gun laws passed, or open our borders, or ban large drinks or whatever, unless the rest of us rapidly get more proactive, THEY will be the ones to write our new history…

        • Ed Goolsby April 16, 2019, 10:54 am

          Jeff, couldn’t have said it better. Your 100% Correct

        • Norm June 16, 2019, 9:51 am

          Ditto, well stated Jeff. I would ad a caveat. The word. Words people speak and write. It’s the most powerful force on earth, the word. Many easily follow well articulated, presented opinions from anyone and take it for fact. Social media and mass marketing, powerful stuff!

  • erika colnick March 23, 2019, 7:58 pm

    thats what happens when a woman leads men i.e. trainwreck every time

    • al March 26, 2019, 9:50 am

      Oh really? Ever heard of Margret Thatcher?
      Your silly testosterone is ruling over your grey matter.

  • Yolbolsun March 23, 2019, 7:42 pm

    Leadership or dictatorship?

  • WALTER MORRIS March 23, 2019, 4:32 pm

    oac: if this is what leadership looks like then you can substitute pictures of joseph stalin, mao tse tung, castro as they were all people that took away all the freedoms of their people and then proceeded to murder countless millions of their own countrymen who were left with no way to protect themselves from their murderous leaders. if this is what you want for my country you have no reason to be here. please seek out your socialist utopia elsewhere–i actually don’t have a clue what that would be like as all of the young liberals have no clue what they are trying to promote, unbelievable!!!!

  • Dan Gore March 23, 2019, 4:11 pm

    I won’t call her an idiot, cause I don’t want to insult idiot’s! As we all know, AR15’s can’t fire “short bursts ” . She’s just another one of Bloomberg,s “useful idiot’s “. The Democrat’s need to “do the math” if they somehow find a way to nullify the 2nd amendment, and can get the military to try to take the guns. This would become the largest “insurgency “the military would have to deal with. We’ve been in Afghanistan since 2002 and Iraq since 2003. Still don’t have total control of either country. As for getting organized, a lot more of that has gone on, far more than anybody realizes in their wildest dreams. Lots of people who have sworn oath to defend the constitution, and probably are the ones who are organized. So if the Democrats think that they will take the guns. Get some BALL’S and come get them yourselves, we know they don’t have the stones !

  • Jim Hovater March 23, 2019, 12:45 pm

    Tell this ding-bat to try that stunt HERE. She WON’T like the results.

  • Jim March 23, 2019, 10:17 am

    Have they forgotten why Japan in WWII refused to invade the United States? They said they cannot do that because there is a gun behind every blade of grass, referring to our Second Amendment. Our forefathers put this Amendment in our Constitution EXACTLY for the purpose of making sure our Government could not take over and establish a Dictatorship or Monarchy. They were very wise. Firearms are not all that hard to make so the criminals WILL have guns to use against an unarmed citizenship if we allow firearms to be banned in the USA.

  • Bones March 23, 2019, 9:36 am

    Why not have the best technology to protect my freedoms..

    • RFT March 23, 2019, 5:43 pm

      I whole heartedly believe that I should have the best to defend my family in my house. AOC and her backward thinking would give the nation to the first Communist Country that comes by. Just by the way she makes senseless statements shows her lack of knowledge. She has spewed from her mouth shows just what she does not know. Anyone that loves the USA is aware that she spews ignorance. She has some education but to what level, what end? Ms.AOC needs to be aware that she is responsible for all the malus and will be removed the same way, and just as quick. We are a 2nd A/ NRA loving people and we have seen her dog and pony show before, and it was run out of town just like she will be. And if you are crazy enough to pay so much for your phone, so be it, BUT leave my gun alone. RFT@RFT

  • Bones March 23, 2019, 9:36 am

    By the way, does our constitution give us the right to those jets,bombs,tanks ,rockets? That would be fair to combat tyrannical government, right?

    • Yolbolsun March 23, 2019, 7:44 pm

      Can you afford them?

      • TIMO 1 March 24, 2019, 3:35 pm

        Adorn from NZ just created the greatest surge in gun violence in NZ history. The criminals, nutjobs and terrorists know now they can kill with impunity. They have the “assault” weapons now the defenceless citizens don’t.

  • Bones March 23, 2019, 9:27 am

    I know you guys wanna believe an Ar15 or such is gonna save you from the tyranny of tanks,jets and rockets…keep dreaming…only intelligence can keep us from electing a fake leader …enough said…

    • St. Toes March 23, 2019, 3:54 pm

      Like Hillary? A.O.C. would be her Gun confiscation Czar. then, afterwards, “1776 Reboot!!!”

    • Tim Spalding March 24, 2019, 9:53 pm

      Illiterate Afghan mountain men have held off every modern invader with mostly just rifles. They are doing that to this very day. All them stealth fighters and bombs and tanks you keep talking about don’t make much difference.

  • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 5:04 am

    AOC?
    Another Obnoxious Commie!

  • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 4:45 am

    Nothing that this ignorant Loon says comes as a shock to most of us. It is a Socialist traitor – the very sort of ignorant fool that we have fought wars to protect ourselves from – and modern American Sheeple have actually elected this thing into the CONGRESS!?!
    New Zealand can do as it likes!! They do not have a 2nd Amendment too protect the God Given Rights, so the government there can Dictate as they will. If the People there do not rise-up and STOP the government tyranny, then they deserve what they get. Here, government dictators get a FIGHT!

  • Charles Frazier March 22, 2019, 11:09 pm

    She’s just an other gun grabbing Left-wing Liberal Democrat trying to rewrite The Constitution. The Democratic Party will stop at nothing to disarm this country, when the next war starts and it will , we will have to fight on our ground . Political leaders can’t get this country out of debt, The U.S. Government has racked up the National Deficit to the point that we’ll be in debt for the next 8 generations , they (Politicans) need to disarm this country so we (the people) will not and can not fight back. I’m fed up with Politicans doing everything they can to take away the rights of the people of this country. START HOLDING POLITICANS ACCOUNTABLE, GET RID OF THOSE WHO WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHTS.

  • Duncan March 22, 2019, 10:56 pm

    Gotta love desperate politians, their pipe dreams, & their despataration for votes. Give me your guns & here’s some free stuff you didn’t pay for….brilliant. Not.

  • JoeUSooner March 22, 2019, 10:53 pm

    Well, that idiot liberal ass was ALMOST accurate. To be more precise, “This is what inept, asinine, ignorant, stupid, dangerous, maniacal, and absolutely undesirable leadership looks like.”

    There, I corrected the statement for you. Use it correctly next time, or keep that germ-infested syphallitic excuse for a mouth CLOSED. Your choice…

  • Doug March 22, 2019, 10:42 pm

    Instead of blaming the tools and banning guns and magazines maybe they should blame the person committing the act. They could also try making murder against the law and create “gun free” zones to stop the killings (never mind, they already tried that and it has only gotten worse).

  • Gary Lee Robin March 22, 2019, 10:09 pm

    It seems to me that these gun grabbers look for any excuse to try to disarm citizens.
    Those politicians have to be total idiots to think criminals won’t always have guns.
    There is an old saying…many politicians are like diapers..and should be changed for the same reason.

    • scott frasier March 23, 2019, 11:50 am

      I am afraid the Pol knows exactly what they are doing… the gov’t does not care about the honest tax paying citizen… and there are millions of lemmings following them.. only until one of their kids is killed by a bad guy will the PC thing wear from their eyes..

  • Phoenix Combat Solutions March 22, 2019, 9:45 pm

    This is what a dictatorship looks like AOC. The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have a good guy with a gun close with and engage the bad guy. This is a knee jerk emotional reaction to disarm law abiding citizens giving the advantage to the bad guys. The emotional ignorance of this decision puts more of NZ citizens at risk of something like this happening again in the future. Bring on the copycats folks because you’ve just shown this scumbag and other like minded scumbags that they can manipulate you emotionally. The active killer won here because of your knee jerk reaction. This isn’t leadership this is Communism.

    • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 4:47 am

      Right On Point! Well Stated!

  • Mike Mullec March 22, 2019, 7:53 pm

    When AOC compared AR15s to iPhones, she forgot to consider how many people distracted drivers on their iPhones kill when they cause an accident.

  • Sent. Padme Amidala March 22, 2019, 7:48 pm

    So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.

    • Gerald Berry March 23, 2019, 7:41 am

      This is genius. Bring humor to a pretty dark subject.

  • George H Mayerhofer March 22, 2019, 7:43 pm

    When Jesus comes back!!!!!!!!!! Then I will give my gun up!!!!!!!!!!! But not until then!!!!!!!!!!! In the U.S.A. you will never get the guns!!!!!!! Never!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will light you up if you try!!!!!!!!!! Now what do you think everyone else in the U.S.A. is going to do with you if you try to do something real stupid like the dufas idiot people in government are trying to do in New Zealand. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! JUST TRY IT, MAKE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!

    • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 4:53 am

      God Bless your passion, brother.
      It will be a SAD day if they ever actually TRY, that is for sure!
      (You are not alone)

      • Archangel March 23, 2019, 10:34 pm

        The problem is that they will go in piecemeal and they will not offer a confront-able front, like an invading army marching down the street.
        They will hit one house, then the next day another saying they were a threat.
        In some areas it will be like a wave, but they will have military vehicles and gear (if not using the military itself) and will be united in their effort, and the local people will not be, and they will take “the people” down one at a time.
        An army attacking an army is one thing, but an army attacking one or a few people is another thing.
        What happened to the BLM standoff about that Clive Bundy guy?
        They backed down when they knew they would lose, regrouped and attacked them down the road after the 200 guys with AR-15’s went home.
        It will be the same way when it begins.

  • Bill Parr March 22, 2019, 7:21 pm

    This is a prime example of the difference between a right & a privilege. Rights belong to the individual, privilege is granted by those in power to those they have that power over. Many years ago we decided we wouldn’t accept anything less than rights, & fought a war to ensure we had them.

    If you still don’t think what just happened in NZ can’t happen here, go back and read the words of the “honorable” congresswoman from Queens, NY. You can bet every single Democrat in both houses think the same way, she just had the inexperience to say exactly how she feels about it.

    Man has only the rights he can defend. If we’re not willing to defend our rights, rest assured we will lose them.

    • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 4:54 am

      Well said.

  • Bill Fogerty March 22, 2019, 7:03 pm

    That’s what a dictatorship looks like, not leadership. I’ll bet AOC is salivating.

    • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 4:55 am

      BINGO!
      (Thumbs Up!)

  • WVinMM March 22, 2019, 6:36 pm

    The Marxist hag presiding over NZ erroded her countrymen’s liberties while simultaneously begging women across the planet to stick a bag over their collective heads in honor of the most misogynistic, murderous, pedophile worshipping death cult that’s ever plagued this planet.

    • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 4:56 am

      BINGO!

  • Glenn Martin March 22, 2019, 6:26 pm

    AOC, I’m from Hollis NYC and LEFT my home city because of IDIOTS like you, Cuomo and the newest Communist mayor there. The likes of you and your kind have Ruined my once great city. I grew up living not far from that Idiot Cuomo and have friends who attended St. Gerard’s Catholic School with him. Cuomo was Hated even then. I also grew up living close to a GREAT family who you probably know, The TRUMP family. They were a Nice Hard Working Family then who are the Same if not Better today. AOC, do us all a favor, SHUT UP, GO AWAY and take your Communist ideas with you!!!

    • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 4:59 am

      AMEN!
      (What does this all say about the idiots who keep ELECTING fools like Cuomo and AOC? Who I call JAL – Just A Loon)

  • DZ March 22, 2019, 5:40 pm

    AR-15’s cost less than an iPhone but the don’t kill as many people a year as an iphone in the hands of a distracted drive.

  • lewis Taylor March 22, 2019, 4:58 pm

    Based on newly-discovered, secret documents from German archives, diaries and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive, yet hidden history of how the Nazi regime made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by disfavored groups.

  • Jaque March 22, 2019, 4:36 pm

    AOC is a communist. She has 2 Jihadist partners in her clubhouse. And this is only the beginning of an activist democrat party that is more in alignment with the Communist Party than yesterday’s Democratic Party. Behind them as voters and contributors are stupid incompetent millineals and stupid old communists.
    So far the RINO Party is it’s lazy incompetent self, unable to coordinate and align to support the Presidents objectives.

    I predict a full communist takeover of the federal government in 2020 with the massive gun confiscation programs of New Zealand as the kick off the new Communist government USA.

    Will the Patriot half of America revolt in an insurrection of defiance to the new gun laws or will they surrender ?
    My gut says some will surrender but most will defy the federal government to come and take em.

    • Jim March 23, 2019, 10:25 am

      It will not happen if YOU help get out the vote for President Trump and responsible Conservative leaders. That is the key, get involved and help keep this nation free and conservative.

      • Jim March 23, 2019, 10:27 am

        Another thing, 95% of Police Officers will refuse to take guns away from the good citizens of this Country simply because THEY have firearms as well as their friends and family, they believe in the 2nd Amendment. I know because I am a retired LEO. Additionally the Military will also refuse for the very same reason.

  • Douglas DiToro March 22, 2019, 4:29 pm

    Another clueless ill informed comment from our SEER at Large AOC. She obviously has never taken a US Civics course. The Constitution is the rule of law in the USA and not a mouthy politician seeking more media attention. Leadership is preserving the rights of your followers and not taking them away for your personal political agenda.

    • Christopher Chason March 23, 2019, 5:02 am

      Thumbs Up, brother.
      (AOC means Another Obnoxious Commie)

  • Richie March 22, 2019, 4:14 pm

    I’m just surprised how easily the nz government can steal firearms, from their people with out as much as a protest …..I guess nz has million of more sheep then we thought”

    • Jimbo March 22, 2019, 4:23 pm

      Who told you there was no protest? And frankly, I doubt much difference would happen in this country if they came for our guns tomorrow. Would you go down fighting?

    • Scotty Gunn March 22, 2019, 8:26 pm

      They already took most of their guns, so the rest is easy. They are “subjects” now, not “citizens”. AOC want this for the USA. Yes, she does know what she is doing-working for Soros.

  • Albert Genter March 22, 2019, 3:53 pm

    Benjamin Franklin once said:
    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

    • Keith March 22, 2019, 7:35 pm

      This is what leadership looks like,” Alexandria said.

      This is what tyranny looks like. Stealing the New Zealand citizen’s property with the lies and empty promises of more security by stripping arms away from the common citizen. I know the New Zealand Prime Minister is not going to give up her body guards armed with semi automatics equipped with standard capacity twelve to thirty round magazines.

      Do not register your firearms. When the crisis is right the tyrants will steal them away from you. It may take them twenty-five years or longer but this is the end result of gun registration.

      We also know New York state has no Second Amendment anymore. I doubt they even have free and fair elections. This is what happens if you continue to elect tyrants that promise you “free stuff.”

  • Robert Messmer March 22, 2019, 3:45 pm

    Quote: “NRA politicians are also cheap to buy, and kill hundreds of people through neglect over extended periods.” Guess what, politicians who sold their souls to Planned Parenthood kill thousands of people EVERY day.

  • sledge hammer March 22, 2019, 3:33 pm

    No, it’s what a dictatorship looks like. She has the IQ of a carbuncle boil and all she needs is the beret to be our very own Che AOC.

    • Big George March 22, 2019, 4:39 pm

      Why would you disparage a poor little carbuncle boil by comparing it to that moron AOC! You’re right though…if I had an AOC boil on my butt I’d have it removed!

  • Jay March 22, 2019, 1:29 pm

    Remember Cortez is what happens when you don’t get out and vote, even if you think it’s a lost cause, VOTE!!!!!!!!

    • Matt March 22, 2019, 4:10 pm

      Your so right. It didn’t take long for cortez to cost the people of Queens New York 25,000 good paying solid jobs making them a laughing stock of the nation. I hope they won’t let it happen again but for now their stuck with this nitwit child.

    • matt March 22, 2019, 4:15 pm

      In case my other reply wasn’t clear to any readers, Amazon was going to build a facility in Queens. It would have created 25,000 jobs. Cortez led the fight to get Amazon to abandon the project.

    • GFeb March 22, 2019, 9:48 pm

      You all need to look up & watch Mr. Reagan’s research here:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU

      “The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”

  • Zupglick March 22, 2019, 12:53 pm

    Do AOC and the PM of New Zealand look like sisters?

    It wasn’t that long ago that the Maoi were living on mountain tops and eating their enemies.

  • Jacqueline March 22, 2019, 12:51 pm

    NZ was a John Podesta, Deep State orchestrated false flag attack. I hope NZ citizens wake up and put your yellow vests on to remove the Deep State idiot running your Country. Oh, that is right, the citizens of NZ are not allowed to speak of the NZ false flag attack nor release any information on proving just that or they go to prison for 10 years.

    • Jim March 22, 2019, 4:18 pm

      Deep State? Yeah, sure. ‘Casue ya know Qanon is real…so is the Jewish Banking conspiracy…and the shape shifting reptiloids from the 12th dimension that are actually in charge of our world.

      This is why it’s so hard to get people to listen to rational arguments from pro-gun people. They’re laughing at idiots like you spreading nonsense with no basis in fact, and thinking we’re all like that. Seriously, take off the tin foil hat.

  • Doug Roy March 22, 2019, 12:48 pm

    AOC equals POS Thank God we live in the USA and I live in the great gun state of Georgia

  • Joseph Recon March 22, 2019, 12:15 pm

    This is not leadership, this is an administration NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THE MENTALLY UNSTABLE.
    This is an Administration disarming the public, while carrying out their tyrant plans of TOTAL CONTROL.

  • Erick March 22, 2019, 12:06 pm

    NZ already had strict gun laws in place, just research it: background checks, permits/licenses, required safety training, gun registration, criminals prohibited from ownership, taxes/fees, etc. – everything the left pushes for, and everything that (supposedly) prevents these very evil actions. So why didn’t it?

    NONE OF THEIR EXISTING LAWS PREVENTED IT; NEITHER WILL ADDITIONAL LAWS PREVENT FUTURE ACTS OF EVIL PEOPLE.

    It’s the folly of “government-can-solve-everything” mentality. Shame on the useful idiots who fall for it; you are part of the problem. These irresponsibly stupid “citizens” never learn until they find themselves under the thumb of that very tyranny they actively support.

  • OldGuy March 22, 2019, 11:59 am

    First, my condolences to the families and to the relatives in Christchurch New Zealand who lost individuals as a result of tragic Act of Domestic Terrorism and the elevated hate crime directed at peaceful religious people following their religious beliefs and worship practice at their religious house of worship. Unfortunately persons not only in the United States but the world over can relate to ever more frequent Senseless acts of Terrorism .

    If we knew how to solve this conundrum of Domestic Terrorism and Violence toward the masses by Deranged Individuals we would likely be discussing from a different perspective but to that end we have not yet evolved. I am more than surprised and am outright dumbfounded how the good people of New Zealand overnight could decide to surrender their firearms unanimously like a herd of sheeple over the actions of a mentally unstable individual.

    Believe me, the Leftist Liberal Democrats of the world especially in the United States are observing this tragedy on foreign soil and wondering how they can make the end result parallel the outcome by the Sheeple of New Zealand which is the ultimate outlawing of firearms and confiscation of firearms universal in the United States.

    If this same tragic outcome would have occurred by airplane, by baseball bat, by bomb, by car, by cricket bat, by dagger, by gas, by knife, or by sword the innocents would still have lost their lives but for some reason firearms are easily demonized and are an end-goal because they are observed as weapons of war and not thought of as instruments of peace.

    I don’t have any answer to more effectively control the madness of certain individuals who are at War With Society as they are unable to express themselves except by harming innocent people whether at aggregating at church, at a concert event, at night-clubs, at school, or at work in an office building.

    None of this makes any sense because it is pure madness but perhaps it is the unbalanced madness of the deranged individual which should be observed. In the sense of True Civil Responsibility, why didn’t someone close to the perpetrator before this tragic event occurred report that the individual was unstable?

    In the end, our elected politicians pursue and tackle the easy targets just like the mentally deranged pursue their targets. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people; nothing can be weaponized without the human factor.

    • Zupglick March 22, 2019, 4:31 pm

      I’m willing to bet that a lot of guns get buried in the back yard.

  • Proud American March 22, 2019, 11:52 am

    OMG ! Being elected as an ignorant new ‘head-in-the-clouds’ wannabee politician, by only a uninterested mere 14 percent of an uncaring bunch of lazy NY citizens, this is how the Democrats try to undermine the Constitution. Their aim: Blame everyone for the acts of only a few mental cases !

    AOC just does not ‘get it’ that blaming the heinous acts of a few mentally crazy-sick individuals hurts the 70-90 million of law-abiding citizens who use their firearms safely and within the legal bounds .

    I will NEVER EVER again vote for ANY Democratic candidate WHO JUST GOES ‘WITH THE FLOW’ OF NEWBIE IGNORANTS LIKE AOC !

  • Steve March 22, 2019, 11:36 am

    The headline should have read:

    “This is what totalitarianism looks like”

    • glock19fan March 22, 2019, 4:48 pm

      AMEN to that! Hitler, Stalin and Mao were able to spring it on their people that way. And dictators always start out by murdering their own people.

  • Tommy Barrios March 22, 2019, 11:32 am

    Greetings Fellow Armed Patriots!

    Here is a an educational tidbit about the Communist Progressive Liberal Trash like AOC, Lieawatha, Maxine Watersspout!

    THEY do not HATE GUNS, THEY just HATE GUN OWNERS like YOU and I!

    THEY want absolute CONTROL over the GUNS so THEY can then POINT said GUNS at YOU and I!

    CAN I get an AMEN!

    • glock19fan March 22, 2019, 12:40 pm

      AMEN! And the politicians, especially All Out Crazy, Mad Maxine, Not-So-Feinstein etc know that “In Toto” and their true goal is to turn the USA into the ultimate, draconian, totalitarian dictatorship that would make Orwell’s “!984” look like a Sunday picnic. Governments – as a group – have NO interest in protecting private citizens; their sole interest is POWER and the illusion of protection in order to stay in power. Private citizens? Plenty more where we came from. Thanks be to God that we got Trump in the White House; if Hillary had won then we would be irreversibly on the way to that end.

    • Zupglick March 22, 2019, 12:45 pm

      AMEN!

    • C. Aldridge March 22, 2019, 1:29 pm

      AMEN!

  • R PENZONE March 22, 2019, 11:25 am

    Cell phones are used to set off IED’s to kill large number of soldiers, so lets band cell phones!

    • C. Aldridge March 22, 2019, 1:29 pm

      That will NEVER happen because then these liberal, socialist, progressive, communist, fascists would not be able to communicate with each other to coordinate their plans to take over control of the USA when they collect ALL the guns so we can’t shoot back. They are probably too stupid to know what writing a letter is. Nesides then they wouldn’t be able to set off their IEDs when the time comes (hopefully never).

  • Mr. Sparkles March 22, 2019, 11:11 am

    Like a good politician she will Never let a tragedy go unexploited. But just in case the wisdom of the people doesn’t allow her pointless incumberances on the law abiding, she is taking executive action to circumvent due process by imposing her will by fiat.

    NZ can keep her.

    The next time something like this happens, and it will happen as criminals will laugh at her proposed bans, there will be even less of a chance that a good man(or woman) with a gun will be able to stop a bad man(or woman) with a gun.

  • Josh Bianco March 22, 2019, 10:39 am

    That’s good!!! ” Nip it in the bud”……….

  • Hm March 22, 2019, 10:39 am

    NOT TRUE! Read the facts about NZ ban and youll most likely agree its a good move and should be implemented in the USA. There is NO requirement for high cap magazines and semi conversion in ANY culture.

    • 2WarAbnVet March 22, 2019, 11:15 am

      It is apparent that “Hm” doesn’t know the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.

      “The right of self defense is the first law of nature. In most governments, it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty , if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” – Henry St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s 1789 Commentaries on the Laws of England

    • Tommy Barrios March 22, 2019, 11:23 am

      UR Brainwashed Indoctrinated IGNORANCE is beyond INANE and ASININE!

    • Russell Van Driel March 22, 2019, 11:34 am

      The Constitution isn’t based on requirement, it’s based on Rights.If you want it, came,and get it. I won’t see you.

    • Troy March 22, 2019, 11:57 am

      Really?? How about the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution idiot…. read it. You clearly haven’t. In a nut shell it allows for comparably ARMED MILITIA’S to oppose tyrannical governments… or do you think slingshots will be effective when armed Government comes kicking down your door to take your property or impose their will? As a SWAT team leader I can assure you, AR15’s protect more civil liberties than any criminalization has in HUMAN HISTORY. DUMBASS

      • Tom March 22, 2019, 8:35 pm

        Bravo! The 2nd Amendments separated us U.S. citizen from the tyranny that saw Nazi Germany and the resulting WWII.

        Adolf Hitler quote: “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.”

        This should throw a chill into so-called civilized people and nations.

    • C. Aldridge March 22, 2019, 1:43 pm

      I hope that when you are confronted by some criminal or some deranged mental case that doesn’t give a sh*# about LAWS, that someone who does, and has a weapon, might be able to save your sorry a#s. That wouldn’t happen though because there wouldn’t be that LAW-ABIDING person with a gun to save you. Like the saying goes, “it’s not the gun that kills people, it’s the person that kills people.” Almost ALL of the mass shooters in the USA have been on anti-anxiety medication which has a side effect of wanting to commit suicide and these shooters didn’t want to die alone. A person who wants to kill others is going to find a way no matter how many laws there are.

    • Jim March 22, 2019, 4:39 pm

      I have, and it was a bad move. Instead of holding the person responsible for this atrocity responsible, it is just so much easier to demonize an inanimate object. You absolutely do not punish the many for the deranged actions of the one or two.

    • Kevin Stich March 22, 2019, 5:42 pm

      You have entered the Second Amendment Twilight Zone: your argument has no validity since no specific firearm or accessory was mentioned in the Amendment. So all firearms and accessories are covered. The Federal government and the States have usurped the authority to ban certain weapons which they do not have the Constitutional authority to do. They do so under the threat of force which is the illegitimate abuse of power. People need to study the Constitutional before they make comments which show ignorance of the Bill of Rights. There is no legitimate argument for eliminating any part of our Bill of Rights. Any politician who does so violates his/her oath of office to preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Those who do so must be impeached.

  • hippybiker March 22, 2019, 10:38 am

    Hey Horse face! Go back to something you’re good at. Like bar tending!

    • Cam March 22, 2019, 11:12 am

      I think that’s assuming a lot, I doubt she could even tend bar. Even with the POS I think she would have difficulty. math is obviously not her strength,

  • John Boutwell March 22, 2019, 10:36 am

    So, this action detours the bad guys how?
    Anyone wanting to kill a large number of people can find many ways to do so, autos, fire explosions etc.

    • Troy March 22, 2019, 12:00 pm

      It doesnt. Tyrannical regimes through out history all follow the same progression. Disarm the public, then mass genocide…. unfortunately college educations are becoming more idealistic as opposed to factual… further complicating the issue is fewer and fewer people are pursuing formal education. Why should they? They get $20 an hour to flip burgers…. if they support the Left….

  • GDright March 22, 2019, 10:26 am

    AOC- The face of communism and wann’a be dictator. Intentionally clueless on the constitution to promote her agenda.

    • Hm March 22, 2019, 10:42 am

      Not true. Redneck hysteria doesnt apply to logic and sane discussions by a new member of congress trying to make changes. Ive live in communist countries and the USA isnt one nor will it become one IF you read our Constitution

      • glock19fan March 22, 2019, 1:06 pm

        It’s not enough to read the Constitution; it necessary to have the firepower to defend it.

        • C. Aldridge March 22, 2019, 1:47 pm

          He probably doesn’t know how to read, or chooses to ignore the parts he doesn’t like, which most DEMONcRATic socialist progressives do.

  • kerry purcell March 22, 2019, 10:17 am

    the remark,the guns never belonged to the citizens is not true, new zealanders, had to get an approved license to have a ar 15,,,,say goodbye to all your firearms to all of you living in new zealand,,or get ready to fight to save them,,

  • JCitizen March 22, 2019, 10:16 am

    Please excuse my ignorance, but I always understood NZ basically had the same regulations that Australia did on firearms. I was a little bit surprised there was anything left to ban in New Zealand!?!?

    • glock19fan March 22, 2019, 5:01 pm

      A former neighbor of my i-laws spent a few years in Australia and visited NZ several times. They said that NZ was socialistic (and one can guess if it is the same now or even worse.

  • Gus March 22, 2019, 10:02 am

    Oh sure say what ever you want because you have the face of my dogs ASS. Seriously that’s one ugly bitch no wonder she’s pissed off at the world

    • Troy March 22, 2019, 12:05 pm

      Well… she attended Boston University. Probably the most Leftist college in the world. They gave Martin Luther King a Doctoral degree despite RAMPANT PLAGIARISM. That’s not an opinion… that’s what the College determined after being forced to investigate. Not only did he plagiarize his Doctoral thesis, but many of his speeches were also plagiarized. He was a minority leftist though…. so its ok… and he retained his title post-mortem. Do you see the correlation? Minority Leftists are untouchable even when they openly defy rules that pertain to EVERYONE EQUALLY.

      • TM March 22, 2019, 2:20 pm

        Hey Troy–I attended and graduated from Boston U.. I own a variety of firearms, including an AR15, AK 74, and AK 47. I support the 2nd Amendment. B.U. did not turn me into a “Leftist” or any other kind of “….ist”. I’m neither right or left wing but fall in the vast grey area in-between, with a gumbo mix of views ranging from conservative through liberal.

        Name any university or college and you could condemn it based on any number of people who graduated from the school, who don’t conform to your ways of thinking. 64 years of life and its many experiences have shaped me into the person I am today, of which, in hindsight, 4 years at B.U. were but an extremely minor contribution.

        • Zupglick March 22, 2019, 4:46 pm

          TM. Obviously, you graduated from BU before it was turned into a Socialist factory. They don’t even allow First Amendment rights!

  • Charles Valenzuela March 22, 2019, 9:51 am

    Yeah, I know all these leftist, libtard, democrats aren’t ALL as moronically stupid as this AOC know-nothing dog-pile, but I think we really need to ban every single democrat. They are mostly registered, so we can just send some trucks and police around to pick them up, and remove them from the country. . . .

    • WR March 22, 2019, 10:04 am

      So you’re recommending something like Nazi Germany and the Jews, minus the genocide aspect? Your suggestion of forced expatriation is no less repressive than what many Democrats recommend for gun reform. It’d be the sad United States of America if the population was only left with mindsets like yours.

      • Robert Morley March 22, 2019, 11:31 am

        So! When Diane Fienstien mentions going door to door and forcing Americans to give up their guns while she keeps hers along with her armed Entourage, THAT’S PERFECTLY OK!!!!

      • Troy March 22, 2019, 12:10 pm

        That was clearly a sarcastic remark AIMED at what the Democrats are trying to do… wow… the fact is disarming the public was THE FIRST THING THE NAZI’s DID. Did you finish High School?!

        • WR March 22, 2019, 12:20 pm

          Troy….few German citizens owned or were entitled to own firearms in Germany in the 1930s. The Weimar Republic had strict gun control laws. When the Third Reich gained power, some aspects of gun regulation were loosened, such as allowing firearm ownership for Nazi party members and the military. But laws were tightened in other ways. Nazi laws systematically disarmed “unreliable” persons, especially Jews, but relaxed restrictions for so-called “ordinary” German citizens.

          Did you finish grade school?

          • C. Aldridge March 22, 2019, 1:53 pm

            That’s right, as long as they subscribed to the nazi doctrine. Everyone else lost their guns so they couldn’t fight back.

  • VieteranGunsmith March 22, 2019, 9:42 am

    This is exactly why AOC is unfit to hold ANY position of authority. She does not comprehend the political structure of the United States of America under the Constitution and assumes more authority than her office is given under that framework. This is due in part to her own inflated sense of importance and huge ego, but also because the left and their propaganda organs in the press are so enamored of every word she utters. Just because New Zealand – which is much more of a socialist country than the US – decides to do something does not mean it is either a good thing or a good idea, nor is it even possible in this country.

    Add to this her complete ignorance of what an AR 15 is capable of doing and that millions of law abiding citizens in the USA do not commit heinous criminal acts with their lawfully and Constitutionally supported rights to own and use their AR rifles within the bounds of the law. The fact is the vast majority of these rifles are not in the hands of criminals who have no problem violating every law in the book. The focus of zealots like OAC is never on prosecuting the criminals, it is always on persecuting the law abiding citizens who have every right to possess weapons for reasons that do not need to be expressed or explained to those who are so eager to control the vast majority of the good people who live in this country. They always assume the worst and right or wrong they are bent on dominating each and every person and intimidating them into compliance with their myopic dreams which include elimination of everything in the Constitution and Bill of Rights that they do not like or want.

    They completely lack any understanding of the American system of government and refuse to accept the standards and practices of Constitutional law under which our republic was established, and the one thing that stands in their way is the Second Amendment. They pervert and misuse the rights they are in favor of and constantly continue their attacks on the rights they’d love to eliminate. If you take even one away this is no longer government by and for the people, it is a feudalist state that rules the people by force. Yes, they have no problem using the same weapons they seek to deny the law abiding people who observe, practice and will defend their God given rights. This is totalitarianism in it’s infancy, and we fought two world wars to keep it from becoming the way the world is run. Our freedom is outlined in the Constitution for everyone to read and understand in plain English. The things we hear the left espousing such as eliminating the Second Amendment and the Electoral College, as well as modifying the Judicial branch of the federal government to the point they can simply control and compel each and every one of us – or be imprisoned until such time as they – the state – deems it fitting to deprive us of life itself.

    This is not the France of the late 1700’s, nor is it Russia of 1917, or even China of 1947. We live in the most free country that has ever existed on Earth, and we should not allow it to become another place where people live in fear of their government, no, instead as Thomas Jefferson said our government should be in fear (meaning respect the power of) the individuals who are the upstanding lawful citizens of this land we call the United States of America.

    Just because a socialist ex-bartender who won a low voter turnout election and became a FRESHMAN member of Congress does not mean the entire nation should be subject to every whim that is in her head. The press, now just a shadow of true journalism that was protected under the First Amendment but has now become 90 percent left wing propagandists, is abusing the rights granted under the Constitution to undermine the true intent and nature of the founders of this country and every man and woman who has sworn to uphold and defend EVERYONE’S rights under the Constitution of the United States of America – knowing full well that it might mean sacrificing their very lives to preserve this land and the freedom of it’s people. That same press is making this young woman into the next Che Guevara and many on the left including the leadership in the House of Representatives seem to be OK with making her some sort of iconic figure, and in doing so are violating the trust of the American people.

    Those of us who have given part of our lives (especially those who have given the full measure of themselves) do not condone or support the destruction of the country and the people we have sworn to defend. We cannot allow people like OAC to “be the boss” because they lack the humility and understanding of how this country has been the birthplace and shelter of individual liberty and freedom since 1776. If this isn’t enough of a motivation to get people mobilized and out in opposition to the efforts of people like OAC and those who follow her then we have precious little time left to keep them from destroying all that so many have shed blood to preserve for future generations. Giving up our rights and freedoms as individual American citizens is not going to preserve them for future generations to come, and precious few of us are engaged in doing just that. This coming election in 2020 is the battleground upon which we must stand and say a loud and resounding NO to the left wing zealots who will not stop until they trample the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and our flag into the dust under their socialist boots.

    Once that happens humanity will be forced into subjugation and there will never be any measure of freedom in the life of anyone ever again. This is the reason we must not allow them to out vote us and otherwise outnumber us – there is no benevolence in dictatorship, and that is their ultimate goal.

    This is the real danger we face today.

    • Gary MacNeill March 22, 2019, 11:17 am

      Very well stated. Thank you for that.

    • Erwin Lang March 22, 2019, 11:37 am

      Absolutely correct. The socialist liberals are following in the steps of Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini.

    • Troy March 22, 2019, 12:11 pm

      BOOM (drops the mic for you). That sums it up kids. Some of you should take notes and study this post (if you stayed in school long enough to develop that skill set)

    • C. Aldridge March 22, 2019, 2:02 pm

      Absolutely correct! If we (the sane people) don’t ALL get out to vote, THEY will take over and end this life as we know it. We will eventually turn into another Venezuela. EVERYONE needs to get out and vote (except the ILLEGAL ALIENS with driver’s licenses, and the dead people, who seem to come back to life at election time).

    • D.J. March 22, 2019, 3:37 pm

      Well said , sir !
      You seem to understand the concepts of communism/ fascism . Many good and
      true men , such as my Father , stood up to fight against such tyranny , in places
      such as RVN , in my Father’s case .
      Wake up people !
      Can you not conceive what is happening here ?

  • al March 22, 2019, 9:35 am

    Someone should inform AOC that her little comment is very similar to the speech Hitler made back in the day.

    • Eric Haulenbeek March 22, 2019, 9:45 am

      What these socialist morons don’t explain is how taking guns away from the people who don’t use them unlawfully will have any affect of the people who don’t! In fact taking away the ability of good people to defend themselves from the people who would shoot them down wherever they stand is clearly a moronic idea. It’s called a knee-jerk reaction… from any point of view. You’d think these politicians are on the same side as the bad guys!

      • B March 22, 2019, 12:04 pm

        They are.

    • Erwin Lang March 22, 2019, 11:45 am

      AND is now the fox in the henhouse.

    • C. Aldridge March 22, 2019, 2:05 pm

      She probably plagiarized it from him. She’s probably too stupid to think of it herself.

  • Steven March 22, 2019, 9:26 am

    To the law-abiding gun owners of New Zealand; RESIST THE TYRANNY!!!!!

  • Carbine Williams March 22, 2019, 9:22 am

    New Zealand as it’s sister Australia was founded by native tribes who were taken over by European invaders.Unlike Australia which was populated by prisoners from England you would have thought that New Zealanders would adhere to freedoms that Americans enjoy.However a knee jerk reaction by a corrupt government now makes them no safer than Red Chinese .If you can’t own a gun to defend your family then you are nothing but a servant ,kneeling under duress from tyrants and Socialists.If we as Americans aren’t careful our Liberal tyrants will try the same with us

  • RJL March 22, 2019, 9:11 am

    AOC, a dangerous manufactured political actress.

    It is a great joyful day in NZ for the criminals, When are the politicians globally going to realize that law abiding citizens are not the problem? Blame the legal level headed citizens for the evil firearms. Ridiculous, and dangerous.

    In the United State of America,
    Ignorance is not an excuse. Would someone educate me on the meaning of “common sense gun laws”, considering that there are already over 20,000+ laws already in existence? The National Rifle Association and other pro-firearms groups have often cited the 20,000+ firearms laws that are already on the books as reasons why more enforcement, not more legislation, is the answer to curb firearm violence. It looks like “common sense gun laws” already exist for the law-abiding citizens that have chosen to exercise their second amendment rights. So why have the activists, politicians and alike, not set up protests, against the criminal firearm users, public mental health issues, along with the legal and illegal drug users? They use the words “common sense”, Yet they really have no idea the meaning of those words in their simplest form. Its all about Control of the People, not We The People.

    The largest bell with the greatest empty space, when rung creates the loudest Clank!

    Investigations need to be conducted on the law makers in the U.S., to see if they are under the influences of drug, and alcohol abuse. Psychological profiles should be also be conducted, as they are done in a private sector within the corporate world. This is not asking much for individuals that are potentially changing our laws for the future of the United States of America.

    What really should scare the American public, criminals do not abide to any laws.
    Criminals come in all shapes and forms, from street thugs, to blue collar, to white collar (some are politicians voting on laws, wink, wink)!

    We are on the cusp of history repeating itself, on a grander scale. History has shown us many examples, they were nothing but terrible destructive dress rehearsals for what is yet to come, if you believe in unicorns that fart rainbows…

    Socialism>Communism>Gun Control=Disarmament=Extermination…

  • Alan Brent Baird March 22, 2019, 9:09 am

    Rep. Andrew McDaniel introduced HB 1108. Known as the “McDaniel Militia Act,” the bill would require all residents of Missouri who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm by law or court order and who are between the ages of 18 and 35 to purchase an AR-15 or “any semi-automatic rifle that is modeled on the AR-15 rifle design by ArmaLite, Inc.”

    • Tom March 22, 2019, 8:39 pm

      ArmaLite Rifle is the AR in the AR-15 not “assault rifle” the ignorant like to throw around.

  • Brent Baird March 22, 2019, 9:05 am

    March 26……our slidefires are illegal to possess by federal law!!!
    G.A……YOU NEED TO EMPHASIZE TIS !!!
    Don’t want anyone to fall on the wrong side of this f54ked up situation!!
    (PS..there’s still time to go fishing and accidently lose it overboard or do spring plowing and lose track of it.)

  • John March 22, 2019, 8:56 am

    May I implore Ms AOC to remove her Jackassed
    grin and idiotic ideas to New Zealand or some other Socialist nation where her Globalis kin reside?

  • hiplnsdrftr March 22, 2019, 8:54 am

    At least AOC has the willingness and the potential to maybe learn and mature in the near future, the draft dodger serving as president has no desire or ability to improve his understanding of the world.

    • john March 22, 2019, 9:35 am

      AOC has not acknowledged any need for learning or maturity on her part. She is a child with no professional experience doing anything other than mixing drinks. It is insane that anyone is paying attention to her demands that we spend endless trillions of future dollars that have to be earned one hour at a time by the hard labor of other people. The cornerstone of her plan is that everyone must “mobilize” to comply with her wishes of exactly what they must do with their lives and businesses to conform to her idea of the best future for everyone else. When she says we need a World War II style mobilization, is she talking about the rationing? The government takeover of factories? The drafted workforce? The curfews? The mandatory civilian drills? The lights-out rules? She is an idiot who knows nothing about any of the practical aspects of actually accomplishing an objective. History is full of charismatic dangerous people who incited an enthusiastic mob to do whatever they were told in exchange for some dramatically better future. The only consistent ending to that story throughout history is that millions suffer and die.

    • VieteranGunsmith March 22, 2019, 10:20 am

      hipInsdrfter – the matter of whether or not Trump served in the military is not material to this situation. Everything he has done as POTUS has been in an effort to keep our country a free nation with the people in control of the government and not the other way around as Ms. Cortes would have it. She is the problem and not the solution. She is the product of the indoctrination of the radical left that has taken over our education system, and often her ignorance is outshone by her desire to force compliance with her every whim. None of her ideas is new, or beneficial to the nation or the people who live here. This is the communist playbook of a hundred years ago being restated to a generation that has no knowledge of world history or much of anything else that happened before they were born because they have been taught to disregard and disrespect everything their “teachers” (read programmers) have implanted in their brains.

      Trump is not taking his salary as POTUS, he is working to be the one thing we have not seen in any modern President since Reagan, his goal is to preserve and rebuild America into a bastion against the many evil people and regimes that we see committing mayhem world wide. Despite the efforts of the left to cast him in their vile mischaracterization in an effort to cement their grasp on power, there are those of us who see through everything the deranged opposition says and does. The whole resist movement was conceived in the left’s inability to accept the results of an election they lost, and THAT is the most un-American thing of all of this. The left’s reaction is a tantrum being thrown by supposed adults who are not grown up enough to look at this loss as a reason to analyze why they and their ideas were rejected by the people. As far as the popular vote goes, the reason we do not go by that is that it allows population concentrated in a few places the de-facto rulers of the entire nation, and that was precisely why we have a republic and not a democracy – the cries of democracy coming from the left are hypocrisy in it’s highest form. These same people are the ones that once in power will start outlining the reasons why the government should be wielding the power instead of the people who elected these few who are elite office holders. That is how the former Soviet Union worked. Read the history of the Bolshevik Revolution and the coming into power of Lenin, and all who followed him to head the Soviet state. They came into power denigrating the aristocracy and murdered their way to the top, then once in power proceeded to make themselves the Czars they sought to eliminate. The only thing that changed was who was the ruling power. The vast majority of the Russian people were forced into servile lives of an impoverished nature which led to famine and mass numbers of deaths under the boots of the supreme Soviet.

      OAC is the new Lenin. That is by far the worst in comparison to your imagined evil Trump and the fact that over 90% of the eligible male population do not serve in the military and have not since World War Two kind of takes the sting out of your calling him a draft dodger. I was drafted, served for three years because I voluntarily extended my service time and transitioned from draftee to Regular Army enlistee. Both of my parents served in the Army in the Korean War, and my grandfather in World War Two. Unlike you I do not disrespect people for not serving in the military, and I wish people who do would confess their own service or lack thereof, or stop trying to bludgeon others on that basis.

  • MJB March 22, 2019, 8:52 am

    No, this is what Nazi Germany looked like.

    • Le Hunt March 22, 2019, 9:25 am

      No, this is what communist Russia and China looked like.

  • Charles March 22, 2019, 8:49 am

    uh, no, AOC, that is not leadership, that is dictatorship. You dumbass.

  • MyHomeSecurity March 22, 2019, 8:35 am

    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez come get my guns…..Oh..forgot, lost them in a boating accident.

  • 3M WOJ8 March 22, 2019, 8:29 am

    To the All Out C-word and the Dickless-tator of New Zealand:

    “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.”
    -Charlton Heston-

    “Molon Labe”
    -KIng Leonidas of Sparta-

    “When the ballot fails bullets will prevail.”
    -Louis Beam-

    “As the veneer of the law becomes thinner and thinner it becomes
    more likely that its enforcers will be challenged by those on other
    side, and not in a court of law.”
    -Anonymous-

  • joefoam March 22, 2019, 8:07 am

    No AOC, that’s not leadership, that’s tyranny. The very reason we have the 2A in the constitution.

  • Jay March 22, 2019, 8:05 am

    A, always, O, occasionally, C, coherent!
    Perfect example of the empty headed people the elitist are putting in office so they can do their bidding without question!

  • Jon March 22, 2019, 8:03 am

    So a foreign terrorist comes on their (NZ) soil, kills 50 of their people, and in response to this the NZ government disarms their own people…to make it harder for a foreign terrorist to kill them again. So the logic is, whenever you are faced with criminal threat, you should straight-away disarm yourselves. Perfect! Best of luck to you…

    • Jonathan Rude April 15, 2019, 6:18 pm

      Hey Jon, I so appreciated your quick comment here that I had to use and embellish it, but I have to give credit where credit is due to you. … a most sincere form of flattery.

  • John March 22, 2019, 7:45 am

    I think there was a guy back in the late 30’s who said the exact same thing that this dumb bitch just uttered. About making it a safer country without people owning guns. I think his name was Hitler, and his order became the death signing of millions of innocent civilians. These asshole politicians all miss the point and that is first the gun of choice of most criminals is a handgun. Second there are no assault weapons allowed in any country to any civilian, not even here in America. Third by doing what she just did, you are going to see an amazing increase in crime in your country as the criminal with the black market gun is now free to roam and attack anyone he wants as he knows that everyone is defenseless. Complete and utter nonsense, knee jerk response to the killings of those who would kill you in a heartbeat, and the exact response that this killer wanted if you read his complete manifesto.

  • Kelly March 22, 2019, 7:34 am

    The congresswoman said that New Zealand’s gun ban was what leadership looks like. I must disagree. What happened in New Zealand is what iron-fisted authoritarianism looks like.

    Unfortunately, there are more on our own Left, besides the young congresswoman, who have come to view authoritarianism as “good leadership,” too.

  • Ludwig Ken March 22, 2019, 7:24 am

    With laws like the NZ confiscation law only the criminals in her district would be armed. MS13 would forever be indebted to her.

  • Alan March 22, 2019, 7:22 am

    .0000308% compliance. But the lefties still won’t get it.

  • Paul Christensen March 22, 2019, 7:21 am

    If AOC is for it, I am against it.

  • edward martis March 22, 2019, 7:05 am

    There are about 2,700 (?) stolen guns floating around in CA—–What are the Communists going to do about that that minor detail..??…..Oakland is the third most violent city in the USA (Detroit and Chicago being the first two)——The City of Oakland is drowning in stolen guns……..A stolen Thompson M-1928A1 full auto machine goes for $ 2,000 or so; stolen from AZ; a Class 3 state——This info. comes from a CHP buddy of mine…………………Stolen guns in Oakland are everywhere and as common as dirt……

  • Ken March 22, 2019, 7:04 am

    Suggestions like hers to purposely subvert the Constitution needs to result in an immediate dismissal and ban from ever holding any form of public office again.

  • John Murphy March 22, 2019, 7:00 am

    The perpetrator of this horrific crime wasn’t even a New Zealand native and now they are going to punish every lawful citizen of their country by stripping them of thier rights, privileges and freedoms.
    They claim they won’t give the killer one breath of oxygen by mentioning his name yet they have allowed his cruel actions to completely change their world. Forever in that country he will be known as the man that changed everything and not the Prime Minister.
    Absolutely stupid knee jerk reaction. What a shame.

  • Rob March 22, 2019, 6:55 am

    If they ever decide to have a gun ban in America; they’ll start another civil war.

  • Barry Shea March 22, 2019, 6:18 am

    I can guarantee one thing: No one making ignorant and sexist comments here have lost someone they love in a military assault rifle massacre.

    • Dr Motown March 22, 2019, 6:39 am

      Since \”military assault rifles\” are automatic weapons, I doubt that you know anyone who\’s been killed by one either (unless you\’ve lived in an actual military combat zone). The preferred firearm for criminals and terrorists is a pistol, not a semi-auto rifle and definitely NOT a select-fire \”military assault rifle.\” SMDH

    • Jon Wik March 22, 2019, 7:03 am

      Yaawn, just another day nothing to see here folks move on. the 10 year white communist mass shooter came and went just life in the big city.

    • Rick March 22, 2019, 7:06 am

      Dear Shill: I can guarantee one thing: No one is making ignorant and sexist comments here..

    • Mack McDowell March 22, 2019, 7:19 am

      I lost 3 family members in one car crash. Therefore, dunces like you shouldn’t have cars.

    • AK March 22, 2019, 7:37 am

      Lost someone too alcohol abuse, like 80,000 per year have in the US? Want to reinstate Prohibition, just to save lives? Isn\’t saving lives what this debate is all about?Or is this solely about screwing a specific class of citizen, gun owners, because they don\’t vote the way you do?To hell with Occasional Cortex. And you.

    • Stu Pidasso March 22, 2019, 7:56 am

      Most of the people in these shootings should have been armed to defend themselves. What the Democrats want to do is take away your Liberty and rights granted to you under the Constitution. Remember if they get rid of the 2nd Amendment, you might as well Kiss the 1 st Amendment goodbye. Don’t think it can happen in America? Listen to The Democrat Candidates, they’re foaming at the mouth to strip legally owned guns from Law Abiding Citizens. Wake Up they’re not working in you best interests.

    • Jay March 22, 2019, 8:01 am

      Since you obviously don’t understand anything about forearms, your ignorance is best kept in check by not utter your words and proving the point of being stupid on the subject! Maybe you need to think about the 1000;s of people who have lost their lives to illegals here driving and having automobile accidents, which far out number all gun related deaths!

    • Scott Smith March 22, 2019, 8:17 am

      I can guarantee you one thing,
      Americans have the Right and Duty to “Keep and Bear Arms”

    • Logan S March 22, 2019, 9:06 am

      My Mother was killed by a drugged out madman with a 44 Magnum, but Her pistol in the glove compartment saved my Grandmothers life (she was able to defend herself until the police arrived). So yes some of us have lost loved ones! Do I own firearms? Yes I do! You can not blame an inanimate object for what evil people do with it. I only wish America would wake up and quit listening to the crazy media propaganda machine. Oh and by the way the guy who shot my Mom was caught with the smoking handgun and never did a day of time due to a rich family and good lawyers. That is what needs to change, our justice system!

    • Bob March 22, 2019, 9:07 am

      Barry,

      Please don’t comment in this forum again because when you do your ignorance is on display for all to see.

    • Chastran March 22, 2019, 9:47 am

      Barry, are you related to AOC?? Brother or confused-gender sister, maybe??

  • Paul Casterlin March 22, 2019, 6:09 am

    There’s three little words in the Constitution that make an of these laws illegal. “Ex Post Facto”

  • Paul March 22, 2019, 6:02 am

    I often wonder about two things:

    1) How in the h**l did An Occasional Cortex ever get elected in the first place? It sure doesn’t say much about the intelligence of the voters in “her” district.

    2) WHY does everyone give this bug-eyed, buck-tooth whine-bag so much attention? If everyone would just ignore her, just maybe she would GO AWAY!

    • Sara Russo March 22, 2019, 6:23 am

      Because the people who voted for the twit believe that they are entitled to other people’s tax dollars. And get “free stuff”.

    • Chad March 22, 2019, 6:29 am

      It was low voter turnout in an already very lib district

    • Erock March 22, 2019, 7:01 am

      11% of voters in her district showed up to vote! Sad!

  • Nemo March 22, 2019, 5:44 am

    In the last century, hundreds of millions of people had died thanks to ‘their’ own governments killing them. A nation of disarmed sheep begets a government of wolves.

  • Nick March 22, 2019, 5:31 am

    The headline is a little sensational and misleading, but at least it gets people to read the article…

  • Danko March 22, 2019, 5:27 am

    These people are very misinformed, and they want you to turn in your gun’s, NOT !

  • The SGM March 22, 2019, 5:26 am

    Typical modern liberal uneducated thinking when she equates leadership with dictatorial policies. She needs to do a course in basic training conducted by the US Army or the US Marine Corps.

  • Retnavet March 22, 2019, 5:24 am

    A.Occasional-Kotex is what stupid looks like

  • Drew Dowdy March 22, 2019, 5:15 am

    AR-15s have no bursts Cortez. You’re a liar. It is a semi automatic weapon. And with the right ammo can make a great home defense weapon.

  • Shawn March 22, 2019, 5:15 am

    “Pompous little twit.”

  • Steve$$ March 22, 2019, 5:04 am

    The AR is designed to kill in short bursts? These people know nothing about what they are saying.

    • Dr Motown March 22, 2019, 6:45 am

      Absolutely….90% of these anti-gunners have no knowledge of firearms or different mechanisms of action. Sadly, after having been engaged in this debate all week, I have to say that some alleged \”gun owners\” and \”enthusiasts\” are pretty ignorant too. I had some dude who claims he \”shoots in a league\” and didn\’t like semi-auto weapons, but did admit to using a 1911….SMDH

  • George Lallement March 22, 2019, 4:49 am

    I’ll chip in on her ticket there also. Maybe she can take the rest of the Dems with here. If you look up the word idiot in dictionary there is a picture of her there.

  • LARRY TOOMEY March 22, 2019, 4:49 am

    I,AM just glad the guy in NZ didn’t use a car then we all would be up the creek, now only the bad guys selling illegal guns will make all the money.

  • Ernst March 22, 2019, 4:48 am

    Is it leadership when I hit the handle on the WC?

  • J Payne March 22, 2019, 4:12 am

    There is no such thing as a “Buyback”. The government cannot expend tax dollars on something it has never owned. So if the government says you never owned the property that is a misuse of taxpayer funds and I’d file a federal lawsuit of fraud and abuse of official capacity against any elected official who passed such an illegal law.

  • Rick March 22, 2019, 4:06 am

    Please ! Do us all a favor and tell her to go live there. I\’ll provide her with a one way ticket.

    • Sara Russo March 22, 2019, 6:12 am

      I’m sure if you took up a collection here and other boards you post on,you would come out with enough to send her, Bloomberg, Pelosi, Nuesom(?), all of the California legislators, all of the New Jersey, New York, etc. and still come out ahead. :•) .

  • Richard Brydge March 22, 2019, 4:05 am

    Please ! Do us all a favor and tell her to go live there. I’ll provide her with a one way ticket.

  • Dilligaf March 21, 2019, 9:18 pm

    Just remember folks…..back in the late 1700’s, the then government, the British, tried to take our firearms……WE SHOT THEM

    • Drew March 21, 2019, 9:59 pm

      AMen Brother…

    • BUURGA March 22, 2019, 3:52 am

      No, this is what a weak-kneed Liberal ‘leader’ looks like.

      • Bob Page March 22, 2019, 7:36 am

        That dizzy broad (leader) in NZ has no worries. She’s got ARMED guards covering her dumb ass. If President Trump loses this next election this is the kind of thing we will all get. PLEASE speak up at the polls.

        • ERIC March 22, 2019, 8:53 am

          I fear that with all the cheating in today’s elections, we don’t have much of a chance of winning. The libs will NEVER make the mistake they made in 2016, ever again. And the GOP knows this, and does nothing. Also, with the 12 states that enacted new law requiring the electoral college to vote for whoever gets the most popular vote, not the states most popular. This basically means that New York, California, and Texas, will select the next president.

    • Sara Russo March 22, 2019, 6:07 am

      Also we real Americans have never forgotten.

    • Dr Motown March 22, 2019, 6:50 am

      If civil insurrection over the 2A breaks out, the sheeple and the libtard politicians will most likely crawl under a rock hoping the \”authorities\” will handle the flying bullets and kill us off. I have concerns that some of the cops will side with the \’tards, but the question is whether the military and National Guard will back patriots or the sheeple….

      • Taliban Hunter March 22, 2019, 8:42 am

        I can 99% guarantee that active or inactive MIL\LE will not turn on our fellow citizens. We are obligated to uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    • Tom March 22, 2019, 8:48 pm

      We did not stand in nice little gentlemanly rows to get are a**es shot of either. We picked them off gorilla style from behind trees, rocks, etc. to get our point across.

  • Sepp W March 21, 2019, 8:10 pm

    Like Australia, New Zealand has no Constitution, so the government can create rights and abolish rights without due process.

    This is the American liberals’ dystopia they yearn for. They abhor individual rights, they hate the Constitution, and they want to dismantle the fundamental foundation of the Republic the founding fathers created to protect Americans from the very same socialist ideology and agenda they think we want to live under.

    Ms. Cortez is uninformed, unproductive, and incapable.

    Extreme liberalism should be of concern to all Americans.

    • Drew March 21, 2019, 9:54 pm

      And the BITCH should move to New Zealand

  • Mike V March 21, 2019, 6:35 pm

    Watch the video, should be terrifying to a free person in a free society. The explanations, rationales, and sense of domination. They see this as a rubber stamp. They fear no opposition or know none exists.

    They don’t have a registry so how will they track down all these weapons of war? By going to every dealer and demanding the records. They will then check those against the list of “returned” weapons to see who isn’t compliant.

    Think that can’t happen here?
    What about when we have universal background checks and every purchase gets a paper trail?

    The “buyback” is guesstimated at 300 million dollars to “ensure” their safety. Tiny NZ is going to spend 300 million buying guns to turn into scrap and trash.

    • Dr Motown March 22, 2019, 6:51 am

      The ironic thing is that it was a foreign terrorist from Australia that committed the act, not even a New Zealander

  • Mike V March 21, 2019, 5:52 pm

    Scary, how does their system work, they can ban something now and pass the legislation later?

    Ohh, kinda like our ATF with bumpstocks.

    Return? It isn’t yours, they have nothing to “return”
    Buyback? Wasn’t yours, can’t “buyback”

    “Privilege, not a right”, sums it up pretty good.

  • Bobs your uncle March 21, 2019, 5:26 pm

    Don’t forget the ban on aircraft, cars, trucks, all of witch have been used in terror attacks, I have never heard of anyone being killed with cow fart

    • Michael E. Hensley March 22, 2019, 3:16 am

      Got Licked in the back of the Head by a Cow while waiting at the Bus Stop back in 1960, I was leaning against the Draw Bars of the Gate, Almost had a Heart Attack, Close as I ever came to meeting Osiris.

      • Steve March 22, 2019, 5:47 am

        Thanks for the morning giggle!

    • Sara Russo March 22, 2019, 6:02 am

      You mean WHICH correct? Not witch as in a practitioner of of wicca.

      • Nobody cares March 22, 2019, 8:03 am

        Sara you must be helicopter mom to correct someone like that. Did you ever think the dumbass smartphone autocorrect might have done it!!!

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