New Zealand Passes Ban On Most Semi-Automatic Weapons
Thursday, 11 April 2019 Less than a month after a gunman killed 50 people in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, the New Zealand Parliament voted Wednesday to ban most semi-automatic and military-style weapons, National Public Radio reported. The law makes it illegal to possess the prohibited weapons in New Zealand. Current owners of the now-banned firearms will have until the end of September to return their weapons for compensation under a buyback program. If they don't return them, they could face up to five years in prison. Speaking before lawmakers, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she knew her country would approve a ban after the police commissioner described the deadly nature of the guns used in the...
Business Insider reports New Zealand's new ban on many types of firearms went into effect on Friday after the government overwhelmingly passed legislation earlier this week to prohibit certain types of guns. The new legislation comes just 4 weeks after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in...
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