The New Zealand government wants to tighten arms legislation in response to the Christchurch attacks. The assassin had legally acquired the five murder weapons after receiving a firearm certificate in November 2017, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington. Although the circumstances of the award of the license would still be examined, said Ardern. "But one thing I can say right now is that our gun laws are being changed."
The Prime Minister said further: "Just because of the fact that this person got a gun license and could buy weapons of this caliber, many people will demand changes, and I will fight for it."
In New Zealand Any citizen over the age of 16 can get a firearm license
if he has previously gone through a safety course. With the
Sham can then legitimately be purchased weapons.
In attacks on two mosques in the New Zealand city
Christchurch 49 people were shot dead on Friday.
Two injured of 42
were on Saturday
Still in critical condition, including a four-year-old child. After previous
Investigations shot the right-wing Australian in
both mosques indiscriminately on visitors. In the
Near the two crime scenes, many people laid flowers and
Sagittarius wanted to continue attack
According to Ardern, the shooter, a 28-year-old Australian, wanted his
Act continue, however, two officials in his car
to stop. "He had absolutely the intention to continue his attack",
said the head of government. In his car are two more
Firearms have been secured. According to the police passed
36 minutes from the first alarm until the arrest.
Ardern also confirmed that the assassin was so far not in the sights of the New Zealand security authorities, although he had made an extremist statement on the Internet. It was checked whether the man would have noticed the authorities earlier, said Ardern.
The Prime Minister also visited refugee accommodation in Christchurch. The assassin has been accused by a local court officially the multiple murder. At the appointment he was shown in handcuffs and white prisoner clothes. He showed the "Okay" sign in the cameras, as it is common in the English-speaking world: thumb and forefinger held together, the other fingers splayed.