New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces tough new gun law reform plan
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images
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.