New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. AFP / David Lintott
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.Under New Zealand gun laws, A-category weapons can be semiautomatic but limited to seven shots.Tipple said he supported Ardern's move to reform gun laws as the Christchurch shootings had raised legitimate concerns.Ardern did not detail the new gun laws, but has said she supports a ban on automatic weapons following the Christchurch shootings.Australia introduced some of the world's toughest gun laws after its worst mass killing, the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in which a lone gunman killed 35 people using a semiautomatic AR-15 -- the same weapon used in the Christchurch massacre.Australia banned semiautomatic weapons, launched a national gun amnesty in which tens of thousands of guns were handed in, and made it much tougher to own firearms.Ardern encouraged gun owners who were thinking of surrendering their weapons to do so.New Zealand, a country of only 5 million people, has an estimated 1.5 million firearms.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE