In the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 people dead, the Prime Minister announcing immediate action.
Just six days after a terrorist opened fire on worshippers, New Zealand’s Prime Minister calling for a sweeping ban on assault weapons in her country. The new law, when enacted, will be one of the most extensive gun control reforms in New Zealand’s history.
The country has an average of 30 firearms for every 100 people.
In the United States, that rate is approximately four times higher.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says, “the time for the mass and easy availability of these weapons must end, and today, they will… It’s about all of us. It’s in the national interest and it’s about safety… to prevent an act of terror happening in our country ever again”.
The proposed law is expected to quickly pass through parliament and could be confirmed as soon as April 11th.