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New Zealand to tighten gun law

03/18/2019 - 11:40

Government of New Zealand has decided to revise the national legislation governing arms sale in the country, reports The New Zeland Herald, with reference to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

Tākuta via flickr
Tākuta via flickr
According to her, "the Cabinet of Ministers has already decided that the law will be revised in the direction of tightening." The bill will be published in 10 days. Its details have not yet been announced.

Ardern also noted that the main points of the upcoming changes in the country's legislation will be announced during the upcoming week, but there should be no doubt about their need after the terrorist attacks in Christchurch.

The number of victims of the attack rose to 50, the country's police commissioner Mike Bush said on Sunday. Another dead was discovered in one of the mosques. There were also 50 injured. According to Bush, two of the four detainees were not involved in the incident. The men carried firearms, but did not directly participate in the attacks. The detained woman was released, Reuters reports. Only one person, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, has been charged with the attack so far.

Recall, on March 15th, praying Muslims were shot in Al Noor and Lynwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attackers broadcasted their actions on the Internet. Prior to this, a manifesto was published on the Web, the author of which explained that he was committing murders out of hostility towards Islam.


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