WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass shooting.
Ardern said she expects the new law to be in place by April 11 and buy-back scheme will be established for banned weapons.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Now, six days after this attack, we are announcing a ban on all military style semi-automatics (MSSA) and assault rifles in New Zealand,” Ardern said.
LIVE: Jacinda Ardern announces planned gun control measures for New Zealand https://t.co/N4YsmpQb4g
— Bloomberg (@business) March 21, 2019
New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons used in Christchurch attacks, says PM Jacinda Ardern https://t.co/MP3XTDhAmS
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 21, 2019
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