Kim Kardashian urges lawmakers to enact stricter gun laws following Texas school shooting: 'We are parents, we are mothers, we are begging and pleading for action'

Kim Kardashian advocates gun law reform (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
A day after a teenage gunman shot dead 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Kim Kardashian reiterated her earlier call for more gun control by sharing a blog post she wrote in 2017 in honor of National Gun, again shared Violence Awareness Day.
"Unfortunately it hasn't aged," Kardashian posted on social media on Wednesday. "In it I asked, 'Is protecting the Second Amendment more important than protecting our own children?' Yesterday 19 children were murdered by an 18 year old and I find myself heartbroken, disgusted and angry at how little lawmakers have done to enact gun laws that protect our children. There is no excuse and no justification for what happened yesterday. Current gun control laws in our country do not protect our children. We need to push lawmakers to make laws that fit today's world."
Kardashian called for a ban on semi-automatic weapons, which she described as "designed to kill."
"Assault weapons didn't even exist when the Second Amendment was written," North's mother, 8; Chicago, 4; saint, 6; and 3 year old Psalm, said. "We must stop allowing people to use a phrase written centuries ago, when technology, times and humanity were vastly different, to dictate how we regulate gun ownership and how we protect our children today."
She spoke out against allowing 18-year-olds to legally buy guns.
“The parkland shooter, the Buffalo grocery store shooter, the Texas shooter yesterday, they were all under the age of 21 and reportedly bought guns legally. These are teenagers," she wrote. "Someone who is not old enough to buy alcohol should not be allowed to buy a firearm. There is no world where an 18-year-old needs a semi-automatic gun or any weapon, and no world where the outcome can be anything but tragic. As I even type these words, I am genuinely amazed that this is something that is considered normal, acceptable, and legal.
While acknowledging that factors such as mental health and hatred, including racism, drove people to mass shootings, she noted that communities could do more to address it. Legislators have a different role.
"The only thing lawmakers can and should control now is access to guns," wrote Kardashian, who is a prison reform advocate and is studying to be a lawyer. "Of course there are people over 21 who buy guns to do harm, and other mass shootings in recent years have been carried out by people over 21, but if we raise the minimum age for purchase, coupled with a ban on assault weapons, we can do that undoubtedly reduce the number of senseless tragedies and save children's lives."
She urged people not to become jaded to mass shootings, of which there have already been more than 200 in the first five months of 2022, averaging about 10 a week, in schools, grocery stores and even churches.
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