How the Christchurch terror attacks led to gun-law reform in New Zealand

How the Christchurch terror attacks led to gun-law reform in New Zealand

As New Zealand marks one month since the deadliest shooting in the country’s modern history, the nation has now introduced sweeping changes to its gu

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As New Zealand marks one month since the deadliest shooting in the country’s modern history, the nation has now introduced sweeping changes to its guns laws.It has now formally banned military-style weapons as the nation still recovers from the attacks at two Christchurch mosques that left 50 people dead and dozens wounded.READ MORE: 4-year-old Christchurch shooting victim wakes from coma, and now she can’t seeAnyone in possession of these weapons now faces a penalty of up to five years in prison.On Thursday, New Zealand’s governor general Patsy Reddy signed into effect the new gun laws.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wasted no time in pushing for changes to the nation’s laws — she started pressuring her cabinet to tighten the country’s gun laws within two days of the March 15 shooting.READ MORE: ‘One of New Zealand’s darkest days’: NZ prime minister comments on double mosque attack“Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack … will be banned in this country,” Ardern announced at a March 21 press conference.WATCH: New Zealand shooter covered weapons with names of other killers

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