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Kim Kardashian hit with brutal reality check after using New Zealand massacre to push gun control

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Someone get her a copy of the Constitution

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Kim Kardashian West, who made a splash onto the political stage last year when she met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office to discuss criminal justice reform, called for gun control Saturday following the shooting massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left 49 people dead and at least four dozen others injured.

What did she say?

"Just 24 hours after the Christchurch shooting New Zealand bans semiautomatic guns!" Kardashian West wrote on Twitter. "America take note! Why can't our elected officials put public safety over gun manufacturers' profits?!?"

Despite her claims, New Zealand has not banned semi-automatic weapons — yet. New Zealand Attorney General David Parker said Saturday the country would swiftly move to ban all semi-automatic rifles, but quickly walked back those comments to align himself with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Ardern has promised quick action on gun control, but reserved details for next week after she meets with her cabinet on Monday.

What was the reaction to Kardashian's comments?

She was quickly reminded that — not only is firearm ownership a constitutionally protected right in America — but her call to action is hypocritical given her reliance on armed security. Others pointed out that more gun control will not deter determined criminals.

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