NEW ZEALAND SEEKS TO DECREASE GUN OWNERS’ RIGHTS

Written by on March 21, 2019

The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.

Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes this week adding that options include a ban on private ownership of semi-automatic rifles that were used with devastating effect in Christchurch and a government-funded buyback of newly outlawed guns.

Meanwhile, in Australia, a virtual ban on private ownership of guns cut the size of the country’s civilian arsenal by almost a third following a 1996 massacre in which a lone gunman used assault rifles to kill 35 people in Tasmania state.


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