Jul 22, 2019
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces tough new gun law reform plan
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced at a press conference Monday plans for more gun restrictions in response to the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack.
The big picture: Her government outlawed possession of military-style semi-automatic guns and assault rifles in April, in the wake of the March 15 fatal shootings. Under the proposed new law, Ardern said there would be a national register for all firearms and tighter restrictions on who can obtain and retain a firearms license — including a gun purchase ban on visitors to New Zealand.
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