One of the detainees broadcast the attack on social networks.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Jacinda Ardern) stated the need to revise legislation in the field of arms trafficking after the massacre in mosques. This was reported by the newspaper New Zealand Herald.
She clarified that attempts to change such laws were made in the country in 2005, 2012 and in 2017. “It’s time for a change,” the Prime Minister added.
I can tell you one thing now: our gun control laws will change.Jacinda ardernprime minister of new zealand
The New Zealand Police Commissioner said that the criminals had bought the weapon used in the attack on the mosques legally. The Guardian said that the laws of the country allow you to buy semi-automatic rifles that do not need to be registered. The main suspect in the attacks used just such a weapon.
On March 15, gunmen attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. They burst inside and staged a shooting – 50 people became victims of the terrorist attack, another 48 people were injured. What happened was called “one of the darkest days in the history of New Zealand.” Police detained three people involved in the killings. One of the attackers broadcast shooting on social networks.
According to The New York Times, gun murders are extremely rare in New Zealand. In 2017, local residents committed only 35 murders, although they own a large number of firearms: 1.2 million registered units per 4.6 million population.