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Angelo Anderson
March 16, 2019

New Zealand's gun control laws will be strengthened following the massacre of 49 people in Christchurch mosques, the country's prime minister has said.

Behind him, an older bearded man appears to call out in anguish as he steps into the street.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the shootings as a "well-planned terrorist attack", and said this is one of the country's "darkest days". "The horrific active shooter scenario at a mosque is something we all pray never happens (but) there is no active intelligence that there is any immediate threat in the U.S. But we can not be complacent".

Taking to Twitter to express his distaste, Kjellberg wrote, "Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch". Additionally, New Zealand does not ban the ownership of semi-automatic military-style assault weapons, also in contrast to Australia. As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Zealand, here in the United Kingdom and around the world. Still, public debatebegan growing late a year ago about re-examining the country's firearms laws.

Relief groups like the New Zealand Red Cross are already helping the community register missing persons, connect with loved ones, or mark themselves safe.

The country's national security threat level alert was lifted from low" to "high'.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said earlier: "There is no guarantee the risk is limited to Canterbury and we need all New Zealanders to be extra vigilant".

Those new amendments included greater oversight over the acquisition of ammunition, restricting sales to only firearms license holders and requiring permits for people to order guns or ammunition by mail, updating and adding more information including photographs to individuals'gun licenses, and requiring secure storage for guns.

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