Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

NZ gun ownership is among highest in the world

NZ gun ownership is among highest in the world

Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared in court amid strict security, shackled and wearing all-white prison garb, and showed no emotion when the judge read him one murder charge.

Ardern said 30 people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, the city's main mosque, and another 10 at a mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

Whether in the form of "lone-wolf" or coordinated attacks, in yesterday's shooting we see analogues not only in the terrorism against Muslims in the Quebec and Finsbury Park mosque attacks, but in the terrorism against Jews in Pittsburgh, against African-Americans in Charleston, and even against the concept of multiculturalism itself in the 2011 Norway attacks.

One person died in Christchurch hospital last night and staff are treating 42 patients, ranging from young children to adults, with gunshot wounds.

New Zealand tightened its gun laws to restrict access to semi-automatic rifles in 1992, two years after a mentally ill man shot dead 13 people in the southern town of Aramoana.

"We're all one big family on this ship called Earth".

The faithful gathered for prayers on Friday at the Windsor Mosque, a day after a gunman killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

"This is a very hard time for us and for everyone who lost their loved ones in this massacre".

Rashid, who was originally from Abbottabad in Pakistan, worked for a bank there before moving to New Zealand to work as a teacher.

In a statement, Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama also expressed his shock at the shooting and sympathy for the victims. He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia, and had not drawn the attention of the intelligence community for extremist views. A place where it was safe to practice their culture and religion. "Our investigations are in their early stages and we will be looking closely to build a picture of any of the individuals involved and all of their activities prior to this horrific event", Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City is providing extra security for Muslim community centers and mosques. He said he was not a member of any organization, but had donated to and interacted with many nationalist groups, though he acted alone and no group ordered the attack.

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New Zealand is not at home with such bloodshed.

The man facing murder charges was an Australian citizen who had spent a lot of time travelling overseas and spent time only sporadically in New Zealand, Ardern said.

Friday's mass shooting has renewed calls for a tough crackdown on New Zealand's gun laws in a country where there is one firearm to every four people.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rounded on purveyors of hate during a news conference Friday.

Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. Locals have formed circles, linking their arms around each others shoulders and singing waiata (Māori songs), laying bouquets of flowers handpicked from Christchurch gardens - hydrangeas, roses and lilies - and crying openly in public - a rarity in this country.

"Our prayers are with the families of the deceased, the injured and all others impacted by this tragedy". As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Zealand, here in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Global media were packed outside the court before the hearing, along with heavily armed police and security staff. Photo: Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. He loves his community of India.

"Just around the entrance door there were elderly people sitting there praying and he just started shooting at them".

Huang Yan, the manager of the Christchurch branch of China's Southern Airlines, told Xinhua the mass shooting would bring negative impact on New Zealand tourism as Christchurch has just been recovered from the aftermath of the 2011 deadly quake. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene.

"They [cancelled it] for the sake of safety of the students and safety of our community". He asked what offer of support the United States could provide.

Aupito said festival organisers have contacted schools about the decision.


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