Original article by Ean Higgins
The Australian – Page: 8 : 22-Mar-19
New Zealand will ban semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying she is determined to ensure that such an attack never happens again. The government will conduct a gun buyback as part of its gun control measures, with the buyback expected to cost between $NZ100 million and $NZ200 million. Ardern has called for New Zealand to observe two minutes’ silence on 22 March. It is estimated that there are around 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET