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Citizens of New Zealand for a month surrendered to the police more than 10 thousand units of firearms. It is reported by The Guardian, citing local police.
Law enforcement authorities reported on the results of the program for the purchase of weapons among the population, launched in mid-July of this year. Less than a month they collected 10242 units of firearms and paid for them a total of more than six million dollars compensation. Else 1269 units surrendered anonymously — this programme is designed for those who owned the weapons illegally.
A law prohibiting the most part automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the country, as well as components for modifications that increase firepower, the Parliament adopted in April. Voted 119 legislators, against — one.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has announced a programme of buying weapons worth about $ 200 million after the terrorist attack in Christchurch. 90 activities in the framework of the program took part more than seven thousand gun owners across the country. In total, according to CNN, the population of the country owns about 1.2 million units of firearms.
The attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch occurred on 15 March, killing 51 people, 40 were injured. The prosecution presented the Australian Brenton the Tarrant. He broadcast what is happening on the Internet and the day before the tragedy, published a 37-page Manifesto entitled “the Great replacement”. Later, Tarrant said that the crime was inspired terrorist attacks in Europe.
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