New Zealand's Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further


New Zealand plans to further tighten its gun laws, six months after attacks on two Christchurch mosques left 51 people dead. 

"Owning a firearm is a privilege, not a right," Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said in a statement after announcing a new bill in Parliament on Friday.

"That attack exposed weaknesses in legislation which we have the power to fix. We would not be a responsible government if we didn't address them."

The new bill will include a register to track every firearm legally held in New Zealand and will shorten the duration of a gun licence from 10 years to five years.

It'll also aim to ensure gun ownership is restricted to responsible users and prevent the flow of guns into the black market.

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