Published On: Fri, Mar 15th, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Promises To Toughen Gun Laws After Devastating Terrorist Attack

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media on March 16, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand.

New Zealand suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history on Friday when a gunman opened fire on two mosques while worshippers were praying. According to The Guardian, the man accused of planning and carrying out the shooting, Brenton Tarrant, had a license to carry firearms and obtained his semi-automatic weapons legally. In a press conference on Saturday, New Zealand time, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden vowed to strengthen their gun laws in the wake of the attack.

“I can tell you one thing right now: our gun laws will change,” she said Ardern. “There have been attempts to change our laws in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017. Now is the time for change.”

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