NZ tightens gun laws again after shootings


Foreign Desk Report

Christchurch: New Zealand further tightened its firearms laws Thursday in the wake of the last year’s Christchurch mosques massacre, when a lone gunman martyred 51 Muslim worshippers. Parliament passed legislation to establish a firearms registry to track every gun in the country and ensure only a “fit and proper person” can hold a firearms licence.
It follows a ban on military-style semi-automatic rifles and a nationwide gun buyback enacted shortly after the March 2019 killing spree by Australian national Brenton Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist.