christchurch shooting

A deadly massacre in New Zealand on Friday has already sparked a debate about the country’s gun-control laws.
A gunman fatally shot 49 people and injured dozens more in two Christchurch mosques.
Though police haven’t released information about the weapons used in the shooting, photos and videos appear to show that the suspect used semi-automatic rifles covered in writing that alluded to other mass shooters and extremists.
New Zealand already has a number of gun-control laws in place, including a licensing system, but there has been vigorous debate within the last year about regulating “military-style semi-automatic” rifles.
Read our full coverage of the New Zealand shooting here.

A deadly shooting rampage in New Zealand on Friday has already sparked debate about the country’s gun-control laws, after a shooter mowed down dozens of worshippers at two Christchurch mosques.

Authorities said 49 people were killed, 48 more were injured, and multiple suspects were arrested. New Zealand police have not formally identified the accused gunman, but said a 28-year-old man has been charged with murder.

Police also have not yet released information about the weapon used in the shooting spree or how …read more

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