New Zealand prime minister says, “Our gun laws will change”

About New Zealand’s gun laws:

Gun licenses are issued at the discretion of the police in New Zealand provided the police consider the person to be of good standing and without criminal, psychiatric or drug issues as well as meeting other conditions such as having suitable storage facilities. Several different categories of licenses are permitted, with the lowest one permitting access to restricted semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, with limited capacity, while the higher levels which permit fully automatic weaponry and pistols are rarely issued to civilians.”

From MSN: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday morning that “our gun laws will change” following the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that left 49 people dead.

“There were five guns used by the primary perpetrator,” she said at a news conference in Wellington. “There were two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns. The offender was in possession of a gun license. I’m advised this was acquired in November of 2017. A lever-action firearm was also found.”

She said the suspect, identified as (name left out on purpose; #nonotoriety), obtained a gun license in November 2017 and began purchasing guns legally in December 2017.

“While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change.” Ardern said.

Until Friday, the biggest massacre in the country’s history happened 30 years ago, when a man named David Gray went on a shooting rampage, killing 13 people.

Following that attack, the nation’s gun laws — which were first passed in 1983 — came under scrutiny. The ensuing debate led to a 1992 amendment on the regulation of military-style semi-automatic firearms.

Despite those laws, New Zealand’s weapons legislation is considered more relaxed than most Western countries outside of the USA. Gun owners do need a license but they aren’t required to register their guns — unlike in neighboring Australia.

While authorities do not know exactly how many legally or illegally owned firearms are currently in circulation in New Zealand, estimates put the number at about 1.2 million, according to New Zealand Police. This figure equates to about one gun for every three people — a rate that is considered high when compared with Australia, which has 3.15 million guns, approximately one for every eight people.

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Doctor Moebius
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Doctor Moebius

I wanted to emigrate there. Had I, I would be disgusted by this politician serving evil corporate masters. These fools don’t see the totalitarianism coming.

Dr. Eowyn
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Though NZ prime minister’s reaction is predictable, still — Good grief.

Alma
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Alma

I read through the narrative, although P.M Arden “Our gun laws will change” are there any proposals on the table?

How They Stir Things Up
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How They Stir Things Up

They will have to check each home, create new departments like DMV to handle this entire process. They will create new forms for all retailers and citizens to fill out. They will use so much resources as they ignore all the other problems that crime rates will soar from the regular criminals who see opportunity as they police are now too busy with writing gun ownership tickets and gun violence will triple as the tensions flare between government and good citizens who need guns to protect themselves from a band of rock throwers or kitchen knife owners that could kill… Read more »

Hawkmoon
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Besides stripping self defense weapons for Kiwi’s, this will help to exaggerate hatreds between the Christians & the invading Muslims, eventually leading to their WWIII super government end game. Thats why they are pouring in millions of high birth rate (GHG, & polluting) Muslim & turd World invaders to Western nations, to not only destroy and weaken their cultures,societies,economies, and nations, but for their final war to destroy the West as to them its the “end of the age” (of Pisces). Keep in mind, the “West” has been on the side of the Muslims & Communist terrorists for decades, great… Read more »

marblenecltr
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Why aren’t videos of the shooting available? It was such a poor production, obviously a use of video game-level material, that it was taken down. Rifles that emit flash instead of smoke, and the “rifles” themselves unlike anything seen where actual firearms are sold.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

This is worth a read. I have others. The more of these they do the less they change. Just think, if we had police that quick and effective they’d be catching criminals before they arrived at the scene of the crime. It’s “amazing” (it truly is!).

https://rense.com//general96/nz-lone-gunman-acts-out-shooting-game-for-his-satanic-masters.php