REPORT: New Zealand touts success of massive gun buyback program
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More than 10,000 military-style weapons have been bought back by the New Zealand government less than a month after launching its gun buyback program, which was put in place after a mass shooting in Christchurch left 51 people dead, the Guardian reported.
Following the March mass shooting in two Christchurch mosques by a self-avowed white supremacist, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the country’s lawmakers passed legislation to ban military-style automatic and semi-automatic weapons, approving 150 million New Zealand dollars to buy the guns back from people.
The article goes on to state the following:
The shooter acquired the weapons legally in New Zealand.
The country launched the buyback program in mid-July. The country’s police have received 10,242 firearms since then, and 1,269 weapons have been handed in, according to the Guardian.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 12, 2019
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