Yesterday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern announced a ban on most semiautomatic guns as well as “military-style” weapons. A lot of gun rights advocates are arguing that such action won’t prevent another terrorist attack.

But maybe this action will:

More from the Post Millennial:

Whitcoulls, a major New Zealand bookstore with 50 shops nationwide, has removed Dr. Jordan Peterson’s best selling self-help book 12 Rules for Life from their shelves in the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack in the country’s history.

Now the mob is once again coming after Dr. Peterson—another major cultural influencer. The decision to ban Dr. Peterson’s book can not be seen as anything other than a straight-up power grab by authoritarians who wish to use a period of mourning and deep human suffering for their own censorious gain. And it comes directly after Cambridge University’s decision to rescind their offer of a two-month visiting fellowship for Peterson.

Twitter user Nick Monroe shared a screenshot of an email from a Whitcoulls customer service rep:


Monroe pointed in the same Twitter thread that Hitler’s Mein Kampf remains on Whitcoulls shelves. A brief browse of Whitcoulls’ inventory reveals that they are selling Mao’s Little Red Book. They also haven’t pulled all of the books Peterson is associated with, just the major sellers. Vox Day—an actual member of the alt-right—still has his book available in Whitcoulls stores.

We’re gonna go out on a limb and suggest that Whitcoulls are letting emotion cloud their judgment here.

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