New Zealand gun laws face scrutiny after Christchurch attack

New Zealand gun laws face scrutiny after Christchurch attack
 

The toll of 49 dead and more injured in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques will put renewed scrutiny on New Zealand’s gun laws – particularly the debate over restrictions on military-style rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines, which are frequently used in mass shooting attacks worldwide.
Civilians in New Zealand own an estimated 1.2m firearms, according to the 2017 Small Arms Survey. That makes New Zealand’s per capita rate of gun ownership higher than Australia’s, but still far below the US, where there is more than one gun per person in civilian ownership.
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15 March 2019 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Guardian
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