NZ PM pledges new gun laws after Christchurch terror attack

New Zealand to revise gun laws after terrorist assault – NZ mosque attacks

"The terror attack in Christchurch on Friday was the worst act of terrorism on our shores, it was in fact one of the worst globally in recent times and it has exposed a range of weaknesses in New Zealand's gun laws".

As preparations for the first burials were underway for the 50 people killed last Friday in the Christchurch mosques mass shooting, Ardern singled out three worshippers, including one of the first killed in the attack.

Also Monday, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Tarrant acted alone but may have had support.

"In many white supremacists' attacks on the American-Muslim community, the attackers cite Trump and cite his policies", Awad said at a news conference in Washington.

"What the public rightly are asking right now is why is it and how is it that you are currently able to buy military-style semi-automatic weapons in New Zealand, and that's the right question to ask", Ardern told TVNZ earlier on Monday. It was not clear if any of the firearms Tarrant purchased from Gun City were used in the shootings.

New Zealand's likely to get tougher guns laws after government ministers agreed "in principle" to make changes.

"We detected nothing extraordinary about this licence holder", Mr Tipple said.

His store has been criticized, in the wake of the shootings, for leaving out a roadside advertising billboard that shows a parent helping children with rifle target practice.

"He will certainly face the justice system of New Zealand for the terror attack he has committed here", she said.

A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019.

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On Monday, the family was still waiting for the release of Hussein's body. "But he will, when I speak, be nameless". "Where is he?" Aya said.

Members of Parliament will gather in the House on Tuesday to share condolences for the victims.

"'Thoughts and prayers' is reference to the NRA's phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies", she said on Twitter. She did not mind the row of photographers and reporters lined up outside.

On Friday, Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said that, as the "leader of the free world", Trump must understand that his policies and statements have worldwide implications beyond the country's borders.

"He is an extremist", Ardern said.

Peters confirmed Tarrant informed him of his intention to represent himself in court where he faces one charge of murder and is widely expected to be charged with more.

"The primary aim of the activity is to formally obtain material that may assist New Zealand Police in their ongoing investigation", the police said in a statement. Most of the students spent hours locked down in their schools on Friday as police tried to determine if any other shooters were involved in the attacks.

Mourners lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch.

Some people sang tributes and others prayed as camera crews from around the world filmed the moving scenes. Police found a note written by the person who left the "hoax device", which was dealt with by defense force experts.

Muslim leaders conveyed messages of love, compassion and appreciation for the community support they had received.

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