New Zealand’s attorney general backtracks on his commitment to a semi-automatic weapons ban that won Kim Kardashian’s praise


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  • David Parker, the attorney general of New Zealand, made waves this morning when he announced that New Zealand will be banning semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mass shooting.
  • Parker earned praise from people all across the world, including Kim Kardashian, who tweeted her support.
  • But now, Parker appears to be walking back his statements, and told Radio New Zealand that he couldn't remember his exact words, but didn't want to overstep.

David Parker, the attorney general of New Zealand, spoke at a vigil for the victims of the mosque mass shooting last night, on March 15. He earned widespread praise for his announcement that New Zealand was going to ban semi-automatic weapons, which the shooter used.

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