Some half-baked loser or group of losers has killed a lot of people in mosques in New Zealand. Some kind of racist manifesto supposedly linked to the murders has been posted to Web on social media, and is being taken down when found by people who run those venues.
Part of it allegedly claims one of the reasons the shooter(s) used guns was to get Second Amendment attention here in the United States, which is why I'm commenting.
I condemn the killings, as any decent person would. These people were defenseless, at prayer. It was a heinous attack.
New Zealand has strict firearms laws, a program of vetting and licensing owners, and restricts access to "military-style semiautomatic rifles." As ever, evil people intent on evil acts were not deterred by the law.
Police in New Zealand have several people in custody. I expect the rest of the murderous punks will be rounded up shortly. Say what you will of our modern world, those who commit wicked acts have fewer and fewer places to run, fewer and fewer places to hide. They will be found and brought to trial.
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