New Zealand Gov't Agrees 'in Principle' on Tougher Gun Laws - Prime Minister

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Mere days after a terrorist attacked a pair of New Zealand mosques and killed at least 50 people, the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced that changes will be made to their gun control laws.

Ardern has said gun law reforms would be announced within ten days of the attack and an inquiry conducted into intelligence and security services that failed to detect the risk from the attacker or his plans. Law enforcement officials say Tarrant opened fire inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, NZ.

Also Monday, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Tarrant acted alone but may have had support.

The deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch have put the spotlight on far-right extremism and the influence of white supremacy.

Lifting his profile was one them and that's something we can absolutely deny him, ' she said.

"If you see something happening that is not good for other humans, or if that is hurting other people, you give your everything to save them, even it means giving your life", Rizwan said.

"Gun City did not sell him an MSSA, only A-category firearms".

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Ardern has said authorities hope to release all the bodies by Wednesday and police said authorities are working with pathologists and coroners to complete the task as soon as they can.

Tipple said he supported Ardern's call for gun law reforms as the Christchurch shootings had raised legitimate concerns.

Despite having tightened the rules in the 1990s after the last mass shooting, New Zealand has relatively permissive gun laws, with almost all of those who apply granted gun licences.

A Radio New Zealand report said more than 99 percent of people who applied for a firearms licence in 2017 were successful.

They said the family of the Australian man arrested in Christchurch over the shootings were assisting police.

She said it was important to reach out to each other during such times to help others. The main shooting happened at Al Noor Mosque in a suburb west of the city center, where 42 people were killed.

Meanwhile, even United States politicians are pushing gun control for New Zealand, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocking the idea of "thoughts and prayers" and calling for "policy change" instead.

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Ardern said that that the gunman is an Australian citizen facing one count of murder.

"What did seem apparent to me is he seemed quite clear and lucid, whereas this may seem like very irrational behavior", Mr Peters told the publication.

"We've had a lot of contact from Kiwis over the weekend about this issue, and many felt that we should stop the sale of these items in the wake of this attack", said TradeMe CEO Jon Macdonald. "You know I have lots of support, lots of love, lots of kindness from all of the New Zealand people".

Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos of the shootings during the first 24 hours after the massacre.

"The person who committed these acts was not from here".

The letter was signed by hundreds of Muslim leaders, representing communities across the UK, US, Canada and elsewhere.

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