Tag Archives: Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Begins Nationwide Gun Buyback Program

NPR reports: New Zealand’s first gun buyback in the wake of the Christchurch shooting attracted more than 150 gun owners on Saturday, according to law enforcement officials. The buyback, which took place in Christchurch, is the first of more than 250 planned nationwide this year. Gun owners turned in 224 recently-banned semiautomatic weapons and more than 200 banned gun parts, …

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New Zealand PM: I Don’t Understand The US On Guns

CNN reports: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she does “not understand” why the United States has not passed stronger gun laws in the aftermath of mass shooting events. Ahead of a summit on online extremism, Ardern was responding to a question by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asking whether countries can learn from New Zealand. The Prime Minister said guns …

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New Zealand Parliament Outlaws Assault Weapons

The Associated Press reports: New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday passed sweeping gun laws that outlaw military style weapons, less than a month after mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch left 50 people dead and dozens wounded. A bill outlawing most automatic and semi-automatic weapons and banning components that modify existing weapons was passed by a vote …

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25K Sign Nobel Prize Petition For New Zealand PM

Axios reports: Almost 25,000 people had by Sunday morning signed two petitions calling for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to get the Nobel Peace Prize. Ardern has been widely praised for her leadership in response to last week’s terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques. The New York Times published an editorial Thursday, titled “America Deserves a Leader as Good …

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NYT Board: America Deserves Its Own Jacinda Ardern

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The murder of 50 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand, allegedly by a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist, will be long scrutinized for the way violent hatreds are spawned and staged on social media and the internet. But now the world should learn from the way Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, has …

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