Bernie Sanders Calls for New Zealand-Style Gun Ban in U.S.

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

Socialist presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders reacted to the New Zealand gun ban by calling for similar ban in the U.S.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on military style semi-automatic rifles, assault rifles, “high capacity” magazines, and certain gun parts. The Christchurch attacker had five guns in his possession at the time of his attacks, two of the five were semiautomatic. 

Sanders tweeted in response to New Zealand’s ban:

Sanders’ tweet continues the promulgation of the myth that banning a certain type of firearm will make us safer. However, Department of Justice reports make two things clear: First, the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban did not reduce crime. Secondly, “Assault weapons” are not the gun of choice for criminals.

Breitbart News reported the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) 2004 study showing the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban could not be credited with any reduction in crime. NIJ noted that one of the reasons the ban was ineffectual was because “assault weapons” were not actually a weapon of choice for criminals when the ban took effect.

More recently, in January 2019, the DOJ released a study showing handguns are the weapons of choice for criminals. The study looked at roughly 300,000 federal and state inmates, finding that 18 percent of them used handguns in the commission of their crimes while 1.4 percent used rifles of any kind. The percentage of “assault weapons” used would have necessarily been even lower than 1.4.

But Sanders and other Democrats want to ban commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles under the guise of keeping us safe.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

5 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders Calls for New Zealand-Style Gun Ban in U.S.

  1. “The Christchurch attacker had five guns in his possession at the time of his attacks, two of the five were semiautomatic.”

    Then why didn’t he use ANY of them?

    Oh, right… never happened – THAT’S WHY!!!


  2. Hey Burnie,

    Hurry the fk up punk…can’t wait to see you show up to make us hand over our arms….We are Americans Burnnnnie….

    As stated previously by better men than me…..If you mthrfkrs could EVER have taken Our Arms, it would have already been Done….

    So, NWO, when you gonna go for broke, your little contrived staged shootings don’t mean shit to us….We is a waiting….


    Ha ha ha…

  3. Oh, Bernie … Don’t your several bodyguards carry weapons? I guess armed protection is a necessity for you and your fellow Dems but not for under-the-radar Americans. Do all the bitching you want, pal, our guns are staying with us.

  4. All part of the greater plan to create a Yid/Goy totalitarian globe: Create fake atrocities to sway public opinion (9/11, OKC, LV, NZ, Pulse, Sandy, etc.), get the Zio-mouthpieces to spew and repeat the opinion they want the non-thinking public to have (Bernie, Donald, Kushner, Feinstein, Pelosi, Hillary, et al.), then once the entire world is at war with each other, the eternal victims will swoop in to confiscate all weapons and take over the rest of what they don’t already control (Hollywood, TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, banks, medicine, governments, etc.).
    Bernie, Trump and such will all do exactly as their masters command…Open the borders to create chaos then get the people to demand their own disarmament…sounds like Europe, Aus, and now NZ.

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