Thursday, 18 April, 2019

New Zealand Pledges To Change Gun Laws In Light Of Mosque Attacks

Brenton Tarrant was charged with one count of murder Brenton Tarrant was charged with one count of murder
Jeannette Daniel | 18 March, 2019, 09:44

50 people are confirmed dead and 36 are injured still in hospital following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March.

The suspect in the shootings, 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Harrison Tarrant, appeared in court Saturday amid strict security, shackled and wearing all-white prison garb, and showed no emotion when the judge read one murder charge and said more would likely follow.

David Tipple said in a statement that he has provided police with the purchase records and full details of the sales, which did not include military style semi-automatic weapons.

"Gun City did not sell him an MSSA, only A-category firearms".

The tragic mosque shootingin Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday has now risen to 50.

It also emerged that the alleged perpetrator bought four weapons online from a gun store in Christchurch.

Referring to the man arrested after the shootings at two mosques, Tipple said, "We detected nothing extraordinary about this (gun) license holder".

In the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement where she said, "The UK stands ready to support New Zealand however we can".

Police then raided a second home at Lawrence town, near Maclean, north of Coffs Harbour, according to New Zealand Herald.

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All gun owners must have a licence but most individual weapons do not have to be registered.

Tipple rejected reports of "panic buying" of weapons after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said gun laws would be tightened in the wake of the massacre.

In order to prevent the spread of the video, the New Zealand government has cracked down on those who defy the ban on "objectionable" content.

Ardern also promptly made tightening gun laws, which may prove politically hard, a priority for her government. "They need to change".

Mr Peters said while the decision may seem irrational, Tarrant appeared to be "clear and lucid", and didn't appear mentally unstable. She said her office was one of about 30 recipients and had forwarded the email to parliamentary security within a couple of minutes of receiving it.

Ardern went on to speak of New Zealand's gun laws.

Frustration was building among the families of victims as under Islam it is custom to conduct burials within 24 hours, but bodies will not be released until post mortems are carried out.

"As soon as people die we must bury them as soon as possible", Hakim said. That just caused the whole country to say: "that's enough, we've lost too many people". That meant there were different views as to whether they would be washed or not because he said Islamic jurisprudence said martyrs are not to be washed as their blood was witness to their martyrdom. Tarrant's family was helping the police with their investigation, they said. A woman who lost her husband during Friday's mass shootings cries outside an information center for families, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand.

"My message was: 'Sympathy and love for all Muslim communities", she said adding she thought it was the sentiment that existed in the country.

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