When you don’t have a Bill of Rights…

New Zealand Parliament votes to ban semi-automatic weapons after Christchurch mass shootings

Unfortunately, this is what happens when you don’t have a Bill of Rights, and sufficient armed citizenry to defend it.


A bill outlawing most automatic and semi-automatic weapons and banning components that modify existing weapons was passed by a vote of 119 to 1 in the House of Representatives after an accelerated process of debate and public submission.

(my emphasis).  Holding therefore to the Professor’s dictum that

When people say things like “don’t let this moment pass without acting on gun control,” what they’re really saying is our arguments are so unpersuasive that they can only succeed when people aren’t thinking clearly.