Some New Zealanders voluntarily surrender guns in wake of mosque shooting

Some New Zealanders voluntarily surrender guns in wake of mosque shooting

Some New Zealanders are voluntarily giving up their guns after a mass shooter killed 50 Muslims last week.The move comes as New Zealand Prime Minister

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Some New Zealanders are voluntarily giving up their guns after a mass shooter killed 50 Muslims last week.The move comes as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has already pledged to strengthen the country’s gun laws.READ MORE: New Zealand PM determined to deny gunman notorietyArdern has said she supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons and that cabinet has made in-principle decisions to change gun laws, which she will announce in about a week.“Part of ensuring the safety of New Zealanders must include a frank examination of our gun laws,” she said in the wake of the shooting.Some are beating the country to the ban, including a farmer named John Hart, who tweeted about his decision.Until today I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle. On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.We don’t need these in our country.We have make sure it’s #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/crLCQrOuLc— John Hart (@farmgeek) March 18, 2019
“Until today, I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle,” he said. “On the farm, they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my circumstance doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.”Hart tweeted that he doesn’t believe his country needs guns and that he had dropped it off at the police station.WATCH: New Zealand PM says gun laws to change within days

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