New Zealand Makes Quick Gun Law Change After Mosque Attack

New Zealand Makes Quick Gun Law Change After Mosque Attack

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After last weeks mosque attack in New Zealand killing 49 people and injuring dozens more, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said within the next few days, she will announce their the new gun laws. “Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer,” Ardern told a news conference.

A gun shop owner said the suspected gunman had legally bought 4 weapons and ammunition online from him between December 2017 and March 2018, but the high-powered weapon used in the attack was not from his shop. In New Zealand, A-category weapons can be semi-automatic but limited to seven shots, under their gun laws.

The Australian white supremacist shooter, Brenton Tarrant, 28, was charged with one count of murder on Saturday. Due back in court on April 5th, he will likely face more charges.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: Reuters

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