Bernie Sanders Tramples the Second Amendment, Calls for US to ‘Follow New Zealand’s Lead’

Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took aim at the Second Amendment by endorsing the swift gun ban that New Zealand implemented within a week of the horrific Mosque shootings, in which a white supremacist claimed the lives of 50 innocent people.

The shooting in New Zealand occurred last Friday, but on Wednesday New Zealand announced that they would be banning several “military-style” semi-automatic weapons, as well as assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced, “Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country.”

Some were impressed by the swift action taken by Ardern and the New Zealand legislature after the horrific shooting, including 2020 presidential hopeful Sanders.

The senator took to Twitter to commend New Zealand’s decision to ban certain guns and urged the United States to follow in their footsteps by taking on the National Rifle Association and banning those guns in the U.S., too.

Sanders was not alone in announcing his support for the swift gun ban. Others, including Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), joined in on commending the actions taken by New Zealand.

While some were urging the United States to follow New Zealand’s lead, many were quick to point out that Americans have the right to own firearms enshrined in the Constitution, arguing that the government can’t decide just six days after a horrific event that they want to strip the rights of the people.

Several took to Twitter to question the calls made by Sanders and company to strip Americans of rights that are protected under the Second Amendment.

Others questioned whether the new laws in New Zealand would even prevent another violent outburst from happening in the future.

Some questioned whether this was a policy flip-flop by Sanders to bolster his 2020 odds. In the Senate, Sanders often voted against gun control measures, including the Brady Bill — which he voted against five times.

While Sanders and other members of the Democratic Party may be supporters of banning certain guns, the American people still have the right to gun ownership.


  1. For your reflection and consideration :
    The Second Amendment is the ONLY amendment in the “Bill of Rights” that:
    1- tells why the right is acknowledged;
    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a FREE state..”
    2- acknowledge the right;
    “the right of the people to keep and bear arms…”
    3- states that it is NOT to be limited or undermined or encroached upon;
    “shall not be infringed.”
    THE ONLY right in the Bill of Rights so adamantly and descriptively written!
    The only one .

  2. Bernie, Bernie, Bernie did you forget how to read? We, the people, have a constitution. AOC…you would never understand what the constitution said anyway.

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