Gun show in NZ cancelled over Christchurch attack

Gun show in NZ cancelled over Christchurch attack

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said gun law reforms will be announced within 10 days.

Meanwhile, even USA politicians are pushing gun control for New Zealand, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocking the idea of "thoughts and prayers" and calling for "policy change" instead.

"We have listened to public sentiment following Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch and made a decision to remove all semi-automatic firearms sales and parts associated", TradeMe wrote in a statement.

The attacks occurred while worshippers attended Friday prayers. Many on social media have said a billboard outside the store's Christchurch outlet, which shows a man teaching two young children how to shoot, is in poor taste considering the country is in a state of mourning over the killings.

Ardern, the youthful premier who has become the face of the nation's tragedy, said there would be an inquiry into the horrifying attack, as questions swirl over whether intelligence agencies should have spotted warning signs.

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Ardern has said authorities hoped to release all the bodies by Wednesday and police said authorities were working with pathologists and coroners to complete the task as soon as they could.

A Syrian refugee, a Pakistani academic and their sons were among the 50 people killed, family members and non-profit organizations confirmed.

Dutton said Tarrant had spent only 45 days in Australia during the last three years.

"I can't put it to words", Ahmed told CBS News. "We have make sure it's #NeverAgain".

"But some people have said because it was not a battlefield it is okay to wash the body". The date has yet to be determined, but it would not be this week, she said.


A gunman who pledged allegiance to white nationalist causes killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, and has been remanded on one charge of murder with more to follow. There was a sense of safety in coming together on Monday, she said.

Spark's move was part of an global response, which also saw Disney and Nestle pull ads from the site.

A New Zealand standard A-category firearm licence is issued after a police and background check.

The New Zealand Police Association has long called for reform of the 1983 Arms Act, in which gun registration was abandoned in favour of controlling users rather than the firearms.

He said 250 detectives and specialists were conducting the investigation, with jurisdictions all around the world assisting.


Australian home affairs minister Peter Dutton defended the ASIO and the Australian Federal Police against suggestions they had failed to identify the danger Tarrant posed.

"It's only since he travelled overseas I think that that boy has changed completely to the boy we knew", she said. "The victim of this attack was our whole community, not just the Muslim community", Dalziel said. New Zealand's national security threat level has been revised to high.

An 18-year-old has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with allegedly distributing a live-stream of the attack.

Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the mosque attack in the first 24 hours, the social media company tweeted Sunday. Automatic filters are only likely to be able to catch exact copies of the video, the Wall Street Journal reports, so if the footage is slightly altered then human intervention is required to block it. Facebook initially allowed clips and images showing nonviolent scenes of Tarrant's video to stay up, but has since reversed course and is removing all of his footage.


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