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'This is what leadership looks like': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds New Zealand for banning assault rifles

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York applauded New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for taking legislative action after her country faced its worst shooting in history.
Ardern announced on Thursday a sweeping ban on "military style semi-automatic" firearms - including assault rifles - following the Christchurch shooting.
"Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. "This is what leadership looks like."
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York applauded New Zealand...
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New Zealand Bans 'Every Semi-automatic Weapon Used In The Terrorist Attack,' Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Says

New Zealand Bans 'Every Semi-automatic Weapon Used In The Terrorist Attack,' Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Says

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

“I absolutely believe there will be a common view amongst New Zealanders, those who use guns for legitimate purposes, and those who have never touched one, that the time for the mass and easy availability of these weapons must end. And today they will," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
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Prime Minister: New Zealand To Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Weapons After Massacre

Prime Minister: New Zealand To Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Weapons After Massacre

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The ban will include military-style assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and tools to modify firearms.
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New Zealand bans sales of assault weapons

New Zealand bans sales of assault weapons

1 month ago   |   By Politico

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. The man charged in the attack had purchased his weapons legally using a standard firearms license and enhanced their capacity by using 30-round magazines “done easily through a simple online purchase,” she said. “Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned,” she said. Ardern's announcement comes less than a week after the...
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New Zealand bans sale of semi-automatic, assault rifles after mosque attacks

New Zealand bans sale of semi-automatic, assault rifles after mosque attacks

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

New Zealand banned the sale of semi-automatic and assault rifles Thursday after 50 people were killed at two mosques in the country with the weapons. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the ban - and measures to stop rush purchases of the weapons - six days after the anti-Muslim attacks at the houses of worship in...
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