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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:36 PM

New Zealand PM vows to toughen gun control laws after Christchurch attack

New Zealand’s gun control laws will be strengthened following the massacre of 49 people in Christchurch mosques, the country’s prime minister has said.

Jacinda Ardern said she would consider banning semi-automatic firearms altogether after the alleged gunman behind the shootings obtained five guns legally.

“I can tell you one thing right now: our gun laws will change,” said Ardern. “There have been attempts to change our laws in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017. Now is the time for change.”

Ardern said the alleged shooter was found to have used five guns that he appeared to legally own under a “category A” licence obtained in November 2017. He appeared to have begun buying guns the following month, she said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/new-zealand-prime-minister-gun-control-jacinda-ardern

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Reply New Zealand PM vows to toughen gun control laws after Christchurch attack (Original post)
SunSeeker Mar 2019 OP
jpak Mar 2019 #1
roamer65 Mar 2019 #2
jpak Mar 2019 #3
ansible Mar 2019 #5
Cha Mar 2019 #4
SunSeeker Mar 2019 #7
Cha Mar 2019 #8
OrlandoDem2 Mar 2019 #6
FreeState Mar 2019 #9
greyl Mar 2019 #10

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. I visited NZ many times and spent a lot of time there

One thing random Kiwis in bars and restaurants and hostels and campgrounds always asked me was...

"What is it about Americans and your love guns?"

I hope they go all Australian on assault weapons.

Yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:48 PM

2. I strongly suspect this MAGAt terrorist went to NZ...

because he was able to obtain the firearms there that he could not in Australia.

I suspect that NZ will mirror Australia as far as gun control very soon.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:49 PM

3. One of my thoughts this sad day

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:59 PM

5. It's common for aussies and kiwis to move back and forth between both countries

Nothing really unusual about it normally, but I suspect this will now also have a consequence in damaging Aus/NZ relations.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:52 PM

4. Good on New Zealand's PM,

Jacinda Ardern.

Wish we would do that here.

Mahalo, SunSeeker.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:50 PM

7. Yes, Jacinda is reacting like any normal, decent leader of a country.

How I miss Obama.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:10 PM

8. I know.. we're living in a hellscape with the

Anti-Christ calling the shots.


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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:03 PM

6. Wow. What a novel concept.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:12 PM

9. Want to freak out your Mormon friends?

The PM of New Zealand is a former Mormon...

Raised as a Mormon, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ardern left the church in 2005 because, she said, it conflicted with her personal views; in particular her support for gay rights.In January 2017, Ardern identified as "agnostic".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacinda_Ardern

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:59 PM

10. New Zealand Attorney General Announces Government Will Ban Semi-automatic Guns.

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