Just one day after the deadly attacks that claimed the lives of 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country’s prime minister has declared that the government will be working toward gun law changes immediately.
“There were five guns used by the primary perpetrator,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardernsaid at a news conference in Wellington. “There were two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns. The offender was in possession of a gun license. I’m advised this was acquired in November of 2017. A lever-action firearm was also found.”
She went on to add that the suspect, Brenton Tarrant, obtained a gun license in November 2017 and purchased the weapons used in his attacks legally in December of 2017.