Residents in New Zealand are understandably shaken after a gunman opened fire on two mosques located in Christchurch. But their response seems a bit counter-intuitive.
Residents have been voluntarily surrendering their weapons to authorities. Many, like farmer John Hart feel that, “We don’t need these in our country. We have [to] make sure it’s #NeverAgain.”
Some, like Hart, have also taken to social media in order to encourage others to do the same.
But it’s hard to imagine the killer making it to a second location if he had been forced to face armed opposition. The shooter had legally purchased four guns online yet none of those weapons were used in the shooting.