After the attack on the two mosques on Thursday new Zealand wants to change its gun laws. The new Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced at a press conference on Saturday morning (local time).
As stated Ardern, have used the alleged assassins, five weapons, including two semi-automatic weapons. For these weapons he had possessed the appropriate Certificates to new Zealand law.
This will draw the consequences and the debate over gun laws again. The laws "will Ardern change", underlined. Several times in the last few years, start-UPS, "now is the time to make a change," she said. In new Zealand any citizen can get over the age of 16 a license, if he has previously passed a safety course.
injured In the attack on two mosques on Friday 49 people in Christchurch lost their lives, dozens more were. A 28-year-old Australian is considered to be the main culprit. He last lived in Dunedin, South of Christchurch. Ardern also confirmed that the assassin had not yet been in the sights of new Zealand's security authorities, even though he had expressed on the Internet extremist. It is to be examined, whether the man should have been evident to the authorities earlier had said the Prime Minister.
Two other Suspects are still in custody, as Ardern confirmed. The investigation of whether and how the were involved in the attacks, are still running. Initially, the police had arrested four persons. In the case of the fourth Person but it had been a citizen who had been also armed on the spot but tried to help, explained Ardern.
The alleged main offender was paraded on Saturday morning (local time) to a judge. The new Zealand judge put the 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant in the hearing officially of murder. Tarrant followed up the hearing without any apparent emotion. He did not request bail and remains in custody. On 5. April, he is scheduled to appear in court again.