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Gun Law Overhaul Agreed in New Zealand After Mosque Attacks

  • Cabinet discusses crackdown on semi-automatic weapons
  • Nation reeling after its worst mass shooting in modern history
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New Zealand to Change Gun Laws
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Cabinet resolved Monday to overhaul New Zealand’s gun laws after the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history left 50 people dead.

Ardern told reporters in Wellington that ministers had made “in-principle decisions around the reform of our gun laws” and would make an announcement on the proposed changes before Cabinet meets again next Monday. “This ultimately means that within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will I believe will make our communities safer,” she said.