After Mass killing at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand Prime Minister called for reforms on present gun laws.
On Monday she said, “She would announce new gun laws within ten days.” The attack, which killed 50 peoples and dozens others were wounded during Friday Namaz, triggered massive controversy all across the world.
Conveying the decision taken by her cabinet, the Prime Minister claims before press, “Within ten days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer.”
Her cabinet reached in principle decisions on gun reform laws in the wake of the country’s worst ever mass shooting.
The perpetrator of the killing, Brenton Terrant, an Australian, 28 Y-O, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Terrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face more charges. Under New Zealand gun laws, A-category weapons can be semi-automatic but limited to seven shots. Video of a gunman in one mosque showed a semi automatic with a large magazine round.
David Tipple, owner of Gun City, an outlet, where arms and ammunition are sold, told to media in Christchurch, “The alleged bought four weapons and ammunition between December 2017 and March 2018. The MSSA, military style automatic, reportedly used by the alleged gunman was not purchased from Gun City. Gun City did not sell him an MSSA, only A-category firearms.”
He added that we detected nothing extraordinary about the license holder. He was a brand new purchaser, with a brand new license.