Introduction – March 16, 2019
Prior to recent events in Christchurch, New Zealand was thought to have the most relaxed gun laws outside the United States.
Obviously that will now change in the wake of the recent shootings. Just as calls for stricter gun control legislation followed the shootings in Dunblane and Hungerford. In both cases the media focused attention on gun legislation rather on the psychiatric medication that the two culprits were thought to have been taking and which may have played a part.
Given the fact that Brenton Tarrant, the Christchurch gunman also live-streamed events over the web, we can also expect tighter controls on the Internet. Add to this the fact Tarrant referenced Swedish Youtuber PewDieDie and it’s a double-bonus for the architects of the New World Order
It’s still too early to say whether this was staged, carried out in collusion or with the foreknowledge of New Zealand’s security services but the end result will be the same: tighter controls on guns and the Internet. Ed.
New Zealand Prime Minister says, ‘Our gun laws will change’
Lianne Kolirin – CNN March 15, 2019
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday morning that “our gun laws will change” following the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that left 49 people dead.
“There were five guns used by the primary perpetrator,” she said at a news conference in Wellington. “There were two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns. The offender was in possession of a gun license. I’m advised this was acquired in November of 2017. A lever-action firearm was also found.”
She said the suspect, identified as Brenton Tarrant, obtained a gun license in November 2017 and began purchasing guns legally in December 2017.
“While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change.” Ardern said.
Nation’s last mass shooting 3 decades ago
Until Friday, the biggest massacre in the country’s history happened 30 years ago, when a man named David Gray went on a shooting rampage, killing 13 people.
Following that attack, the nation’s gun laws — which were first passed in 1983 — came under scrutiny. The ensuing debate led to a 1992 amendment on the regulation of military-style semi-automatic firearms.
Despite those laws, New Zealand’s weapons legislation is considered more relaxed than most Western countries outside of the USA. Gun owners do need a license but they aren’t required to register their guns — unlike in neighboring Australia.