New Zealand's government to ban all sales of semiautomatic rifles.
It illuminates the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, on the night of Thursday local time.
the Ban comes after Friday's bloody attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, where 50 people were killed and as many wounded.
It is yet unclear how the perpetrator got hold of all the weapons that were used during the attack. However, there was talk about five semiautomatic firearms, which now becomes illegal to buy.
Already on Monday morning announced Ardern, that the government had reached an agreement to tighten våbenloven in the country.
- We have taken a decision as a government. We stand together, it sounded from Ardern, according to news agency Reuters.
- This means, ultimately, that we, within ten days after this terrible act of terrorism would have presented reforms, which I think will make our societies more secure.
At the time wanted the prime minister however did not elaborate on how the våbenloven would be tightened.
today, all over the age of 16 to apply for a standard firearms licence in New Zealand. It provides among other things, allowed to use a shotgun without adult supervision.
The suspected perpetrator behind last Friday's attack, the 28-year-old australian Brenton Tarrant, got his license in november 2017.
An inventory made of the Small Arms Survey showed in 2017, according to british The Guardian, that the citizens of New Zealand owns about 1.2 million weapons. Thus, the number of weapons per citizen is higher than in Australia, but lower than in the UNITED states.
Seven people were on Friday killed in Linwood mosque, as Brenton Tarrant opened fire on praying muslims in a 48-year-old man armed with an empty gun managed to scare him away.
Earlier, Brenton Tarrant killed 42 people in the al-Noor mosque a few kilometres away.