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New Zealand to reform gun law in 10 days

New Zealand to reform gun law in 10 days

A gun shop owner said the attacker purchased four guns from him through a "police-verified online mail order process", but it was unclear whether any of those firearms were used in the shootings.

She was expected to announce specific proposals after last week promising reforms within a day of the terror attack - but emerged from the meeting saying only that the cabinet had made several "in principle decisions", the Guardian reports.

"To make our community safer, the time to act is now", she said yesterday.

Peters, whose New Zealand First party has previously opposed changes, said he backed the prime minister fully. A government-funded gun buyback and a virtual ban on owning semi-automatic rifles cut private gun ownership by nearly a third.

"This is an issue that I will look to be discussing directly with Facebook", Ardern said, adding Sandberg has shared condolences over the shootings in Christchurch on Friday.

"What did seem apparent to me is he seemed quite clear and lucid, whereas this may seem like very irrational behavior", he told the New Zealand Herald.

More than 99% of people who apply for a gun license in New Zealand are successful, according to police data. "We are one. They are us", she wrote in the book. "There are questions that need to be answered", Ardern said.

Police in New Zealand said the video was now classified as an "objectionable publication", making it an offence to distribute or possess the material.

However, Haumaha told reporters the family had declined to take possession of the body, choosing to wait instead for the release of a second family member who was also killed in the attack. "We have make sure it's NeverAgain".

"'Thoughts and prayers' is reference to the NRA's phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies", she said on Twitter. He said there would be no burials on Monday.

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He also said he didn't feel responsible for the massacre.

Australia is now assessing risk posed by right-wing extremism and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Monday chair a meeting of the national security committee, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. He asked to be identified by just one name.

Speaking publicly for the first time in their home town of Grafton in the Australian state of New South Wales after the killings, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant's grandmother Marie Fitzgerald expressed her sorrow, as did his uncle Terry Fitzgerald.

Tarrant had been living in the southern city of Dunedin, around 225 miles from Christchurch and had traveled around the world, including Turkey and Pakistan.

Mustafa Farouk, the President of Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand, said the community was in shock and mourning, but was resilient.

Bush said the threat level in New Zealand remained high and there would be increased visibility from police and emergency service partners "for weeks to come". The Google-owned video platform had tweeted saying they were working vigilantly to remove any violent footage of the attack.

Facebook in response said that it removed a total of 1.5 million videos from the platform within 24 hours.

Despite stopping 1.2 million copies of the video being uploaded, 300,000 made their way onto Facebook before being taken down.

His social media ravings were missed because of the massive amount of digital traffic which has to be monitored.