New Zealand government to announce gun reforms within 10 days

New gun laws will make New Zealand safer after mosque massacre, says PM Ardern

New Zealand cabinet agrees on tougher gun laws in principle: PM

As the bodies were being readied for return to the families on Monday for burial, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her cabinet had decided unanimously to tighten gun laws, with details to be announced within a week.

Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday that Tarrant had spent only 45 days in Australia over the past three years and was not on any terror watch lists. "If we allow him to make changes in our ideology, in our behavior, he's won".

Only firearm owners are licensed, not weapons, so there is no monitoring of how many weapons a person may possess.

This involves an interview process and a series of checks with the applicant's chosen referees.

Kiwibank, the Bank of New Zealand, and the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group have also independently pulled most or all of their ads from Facebook.

"I and Gun City fully support [Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's] swift and decisive actions following this tragedy", Tipple said.

Calling for the establishment of a national gun registry and a ban on the kind of semi-automatic weapons used by the killer, Cahill said there are now around 240,000 licensed firearm owners in New Zealand.

"We have listened to public sentiment following Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch and chose to remove all semi-automatic firearms sales and parts associated", e-commerce company TradeMe wrote in a statement, according to CNN.

When the horror began Friday morning in New Zealand, alleged shooter Brentan Tarrant's Facebook followers were the first to know.

New gun laws will make New Zealand safer after mosque massacre, says PM Ardern

Tipple dodged any further questions on gun law and refused to offer his personal views on gun ownership, saying "today is not the day" to address the country's firearms debate.

All five guns used in Friday's rampage were purchased legally in New Zealand, including two semi-automatic rifles.

"There's been a number of other inquiries since, the most recent in 2016, where a Select Committee Inquiry made 20 recommendations for changes to gun laws". "We'll be co-operating with police and the government to ensure that any review and changes to legislation prevent a reoccurrence". The store "detected nothing extraordinary", about the buyer, he said.

Leaders are considering a total ban on semiautomatic weapons like the one avowed neo-Nazi Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, is accused of using to kill 50 people in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

Tipple said in a media conference on Monday he and his staff were "disgusted" by Friday's shootings, but added he doesn't feel responsible for the events that took place.

New Zealand is moving swiftly under Ardern's leadership to respond to what she called the "worst act of terrorism" in the Pacific island nation's history. Her declarations have been celebrated by many in New Zealand, some of whom had no idea that military-style semiautomatic weapons were so prolific in a country famously known for its extremely low murder rate.

"All weapons should be licensed, recorded on a national gun register and secured in a locked cabinet inspected every six months".

Gun licences can be obtained starting at 16 years of age.

"You can surrender your gun to the police at any time".

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