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REPORT: New Zealand Gun Owners Are Surrendering Their Firearms in Solidarity with Calls for Gun Reform after Christchurch Shootings

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After a white supremacist terrorist slaughtered 50 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country’s Prime Minister immediately announced intentions to ban AR-15’s and similar assault weapons.

Now, citizens of New Zealand are following her lead, surrendering their assault rifles for destruction and lessening the chance that the carnage inflicted upon New Zealanders last week doesn’t occur again.

One of these gun owners was farmer John Hart, who said:

“On the farm [firearms] are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.”

He wasn’t the only one to surrender his firearm.

For Americans especially, it’s hard to imagine many gun owners voluntarily surrendering their firearms in the event of mass shootings, which happen at an alarming regularity in the United States.

The internet hailed those willing to surrender the weapons.

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