New Zealand lawmakers are continuing to debate a gun reform bill, banning military-style assault rifles.
It’s expected to become law, as soon as this week. Meanwhile, a city and nation continues to heal. The Heat’s Anand Naidoo spoke with the Mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel.
- Mustenser Qamar is an Imam and Minister of Religion with the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of New Zealand.
- Bassima Alghussein is a political analyst and former Obama White House adviser.
- Samara McPhedran is the director of Griffith University’s Homicide Research Unit.
A bill to tighten New Zealand's gun laws has passed its first reading in parliament. 119 MPs voted for the changes, only one voted against it. The strict changes will see military-style semi-automatic weapons banned. #Christchurch #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/VEAyt7UFzY
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Tough New Zealand gun laws draw overwhelming support in parliament.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 2, 2019