New Zealand to place ban on military semi-automatic weapons


New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there will be a ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks.

The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by a lone gunman.

Ardern said she expected new legislation to be in place by 11 April, saying: Our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too.

The police also said all of the dead people have been formally identified.