Christchurch mosque attacks: First new gun law passes second reading

Christchurch mosque attacks: First new gun law passes second reading

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Private landowners were not included for an exemption in the proposed gun legislation. Federated Farmers warn the proposed law would lead to pest explosion. A new gun law banning all semi-automatic and military-style weapons used during the Christchurch terrorist attack, has passed its second reading in Parliament. The bill looks set to pass its third reading on Wednesday, with Royal Assent on Thursday to become law before the end of the week. It follows the release of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee report , which recommended the The Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and parts) Amendment Bill be passed with extra exemptions. JARRED WILLIAMSON/STUFFPolice Minister Stuart Nash said many government agencies were wrapping around the survivors and the bereaved and those in the Chamber had a responsibility too. “This Parliament is acting, near-unanimously, to take these firearms and associated parts out of circulation.” Although the bill has cross-party support, concerns have been raised about a number of elements that came out of the select committee process. READ MORE: * Taking guns from farmers and making them use contractors ‘completely illogical’ * About 60 per cent of submitters support new gun law * Surgeon details injuries sustained in Christchurch terror attack * Government rejects National’s request for firearms prohibition orders in new gun law * High-level briefing on weapons considered in gun law reform at select committee Police Minister Stuart Nash commend the bill to the House on Tuesday. It was day 25 of the largest criminal investigation in New […]

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