New Zealand PM Vows to Change Gun Legislation After Christchurch Mosque Massacre

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws as soon as possible in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.

She said the shooter had five guns, two of them semi-automatic. He had been living in Dunedin, New Zealand, at the time of the attack, was taken into custody by authorities after he targeting the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Mosque, both located in Christchurch. Two others two remain in custody in connection with the shooting, but their role remains unclear.

On Friday, an important weekly day of worship within the Islamic faith, he proceeded to live-stream a 17-minute video of the 36-minute attack as he opened fire in both locations, killing 49 people and wounding dozens of others.

Earlier today Ardern led a cross-party group of politicians, including Deputy Prime Minister and NZ First leader Winston Peters, Opposition leader Simon Bridges, Green Party co-leader James Shaw and senior ministers on a visit to the Canterbury refugee centre.

The 28-year-old, who appeared in court Saturday morning, will receive additional charges, said New Zealand authorities.

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Police in Tarrant's home state of New South Wales said they had spoken to his family, who called police after seeing the attacks reported on the news.

She said neither the gunmen nor the suspected accomplices were on any terrorist watchlist in New Zealand or Australia.

Two other suspected accomplices have also been arrested. Police say that this person was a member of the public armed with a gun with the intention of assisting officers.

Ardern has promised to change gun laws as soon as possible, noting it had already been tried several times before in New Zealand.

A story of true heroism is emerging from the horrific terror attacks on innocent Muslims in New Zealand.

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Ardern further differentiated herself from Trump's conduct following attacks on minority communities when she was asked whether she agreed with the president's assessment, shared on Friday, that white supremacy is not a growing global problem.

Christchurch Hospital chief Greg Robertson said 7 of the 48 gunshot victims admitted after Friday's mosque shootings in have been discharged.

"This is always the biggest fixture on our match calendar and one which our fans look forward to", said Clark, who would have been expecting a crowd of some 20,000. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do.

During her press conference, Arden said banning such weapons was "certainly one of the issues that I'm looking at with immediate effect".

"We have had patients with injuries to most parts of the body that range from relatively superficial soft tissue injuries to more complex injuries involving the chest, the abdomen, the pelvis, the long bones and the head", Roberson said.

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"I hate to think about it, but really when we were getting away I was fearing for the worst, I mean anything could have happened to us". He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia and had not drawn the attention of the intelligence community for extremist views.

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