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Last Updated : Mar 17, 2019 10:05 AM IST | Source: AP

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says gun laws to change after mosque attack

On March 17 news conference, Arden used some of her strongest language yet about gun control, saying that laws need to change and "they will change."

Associated Press

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reiterated her promise that there will be changes to the country's gun laws in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques and said her Cabinet will discuss the policy details on March 18.

On March 17 news conference, Arden used some of her strongest language yet about gun control, saying that laws need to change and "they will change."

New Zealand has fewer restrictions on rifles or shotguns than many countries, while handguns are more tightly controlled.

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Unlike the US, the right to own a firearm is not enshrined in New Zealand's constitution.

Ardern declined to discuss more details until she'd talked to her Cabinet, the group of top lawmakers that guides policies.

March 15 mass shootings in Christchurch killed 50 people.

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First Published on Mar 17, 2019 09:55 am
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