A week after a mass shooting at two mosques, New Zealand's government is on track to ban assault weapons next month and take back those that are already out there.
Twenty years after Columbine, the first of so many major mass shootings in the US, the federal government has done basically nothing.
The federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004.
Support for reinstating such a ban is less than 50%, according to recent polls.
There are some clear differences between the US and New Zealand to consider: There's no Second Amendment in New Zealand.
Also, New Zealand does not have a bicameral legislature, which is to say it does not have a Senate.
It also doesn't have a president.