In the wake of the Christchurch Shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands her ground and announces a Gun Law change to be expected in the next 10 days to help cope with the loopholes where a White Supremacist from Australia was able to shoot up two mosques at two different locations in the suburb of Christchurch. New Zealand, which already has stringent Gun Laws seemed to mostly accept this decision and the people stood in solidarity for the massacred.
Jacinda Ardern announced after a cabinet decision that :
“”Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer.” The cabinet decision considered principle changes in the Gun Reform laws.
The suspect – Australian Brenton Tarrant has been charged with murder and stands to face trial on 5th April. Gun City owner David Tipple said the alleged gunman bought four weapons and ammunition between December 2017 and March 2018. He denied selling him the weapon that was used for the massacre, Under New Zealand laws, A-category firearms can only be limited to seven shots.
The massacre has called for a nationwide demand to tighten the rules to prevent possession of A- category weapons. In New Zealand, A-category Firearms License is issued after a Police and Background check; there’s no limit to the number of weapons one might possess as only Firearms are licensed.