New Zealand bans military style semi-automatic and assault rifles

New Zealand bans military style semi-automatic and assault rifles

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced to impose ban on military style semi-automatics and assault rifles under stronger new gun laws following the Christchurch terrorist attack. 

Addressing a news conference in Wellington on Thursday morning, Jacinda Ardern said she expects the new law to be in place by 11th of next month and buy-back scheme will be established for banned weapons

She said related parts used to convert these guns into military style semi-automatics are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines.