New zealand passes new gun bill

Added On April 12, 2019

 New Zealand's parliament has passed a new gun bill to ban most semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in the country. The bill comes less than one month after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

New Zealand's new gun bill, called The Arms Amendment Bill, won overwhelming support in parliament and passed by a vote of 119 to 1 on Wednesday.
The bill bans military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles and their associated parts. It's expected to receive Royal Assent from the governor on Friday.
After the bill becomes law, people possessing prohibited firearms will face possible jail terms of up to five years.
Compensation will be made available for firearms and parts that were lawfully obtained.
During the reading of the bill, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was proud of the work done to get the measure passed.
Ardern vowed to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons immediately after the Christchurch terrorist attacks on March 15, which left 50 people dead and injured dozens more.