Politicians and world leaders first react with horror to the deadly attacks at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday. Following the terror attacks in Paris on November 2015, the European Commission significantly advanced the presentation of its proposals to review the legal framework on firearms.
Now in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has flagged immediate changes to the country’s gun laws in the wake of shootings at the two mosques. At least 49 people were killed and more than 20 seriously injured, according to police.
Our gun laws will change
New Zealand prime minister
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change the nation’s gun laws after confirming the “primary perpetrator” in Christchurch’s terror attack used five weapons. Earlier attempts at New Zealand gun reform fail. There are unregistered guns around the country and nobody really knows the total number of guns and owners!
Since 1990 the number of gun deaths worldwide has reached 6.5 million. Three quarters of gun deaths occur in just 15 countries.