Should gun laws be reformed

New Zealand will ban assault rifles, large capacity magazines and semi-automatic weapons. The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced. The tightening requires a change in New Zealand's gun laws, said Ardern. This should come into force by April 11th. The sale, however, is prohibited with immediate effect.

Ardern called on people who legally have such weapons in their possession to report their holdings to the police. It also promised a government buyback program for legally acquired semi-automatic weapons. Your government will provide the equivalent of 120 million euros for this.

Last week, an alleged right-wing extremist terrorist killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch. The arrested suspect acquired his rifles legally, but expanded their performance with large magazines that were easy to buy online. Such extensions also fell under the ban that has now been adopted, said Ardern.

The first victims of the act were buried on Wednesday. It was a 44-year-old and his 15-year-old son. The imam of the Al Noor mosque, which was attacked first, is expecting thousands of people for Friday prayers a week after the crime. Imam Gamal Fouda said that he had discussed the plans for the service with the authorities and assumed that it would take place in a large park across from the Al-Noor mosque.