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In the wake of the two mass shootings at separate mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country will ban the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic guns.
The gunmen killed 50 people, on Friday March 15 during Prayer. This mass shooting was the nation’s deadliest.
New Zealand wasted no time, and Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday, “Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifle.”
Ardern also stated, “We will ban all high-capacity magazines.” She also added that they will ban the sale of any parts that can convert weapons into military-style.
“Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country”, Jacinda Ardern announced.
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This legislation is expected to be ready by April 11.
New Zealand will also offer a buy-back program, that will be put into place for the newly banned weapons.