New Zealand Prime Minister: ‘Our Gun Laws Will Change’

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 16: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media on March 16, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 49 people are confirmed dead, with more than 40 people inju... CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 16: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media on March 16, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 49 people are confirmed dead, with more than 40 people injured following attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday afternoon. 41 of the victims were killed at Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue and seven died at Linwood mosque. Another victim died later in Christchurch hospital. Three people are in custody over the mass shootings. One man has been charged with murder. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 16, 2019 10:30 a.m.

Just hours after the mosque massacre in New Zealand that left at least 49 dead, the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, promised a change in national gun laws.

“While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now: Our gun laws will change,” she said at a news conference per CNN.

The suspect, Brenton Tarrant, had a gun license and reportedly used at least two semi-automatic weapons in the slaying.

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