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New Zealand Minister Jacinda Ardern Announces Ban on Assault Weapons Following Christchurch Attack

New Zealand Minister Jacinda Ardern Announces Ban on Assault Weapons Following Christchurch Attack

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday said the government was working on a large-scale buyback plan to encourage owners of assault weapons to turn them in.

“All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned,” she said.

The man charged in the attack purchased his weapons legally using a standard firearms license, and he then enhanced their capacity by using 30-round magazines “done easily through a simple online purchase,” she said.

Ardern said she expects the new laws to be in place by April 11, though an interim measure means a ban on new purchases has for practical purposes already been enacted. A buy-back plan will be established for banned weapons.

https://www.voanews.com/a/new-zealand-guns-used-in-mosque-attack-banned-immediately/4840693.html

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