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AustraliaHoward silent on New Zealand gun reform

06:40  16 march  2019
06:40  16 march  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Howard silent on New Zealand gun reform . Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has refused to comment on New Zealand 's gun laws in the wake of yesterday's terror attack in Christchurch.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has refused to comment on New Zealand's gun laws in the wake of yesterday's terror attack in Christchurch.

The attack, which has so far claimed the lives of 49 people and injured another 40, has sent shockwaves around the world and sparked debate in New Zealand about the country's gun laws.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this morning the suspected gunman, used two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and a lever-action firearm to carry out the attack.

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“If any New Zealand leader in the past 20 years was disposed toward that it would probably be [Arden], and she has what John Howard said you really Gun reform is a politically difficult issue in a country with high gun ownership and a large number of rural electorates, for which hunting is a way of life.

Howard silent on New Zealand gun reform © 9news Former Prime Minister John Howard refused to comment on New Zealand's gun laws.

Ms Arden vowed to change the nation's gun laws after confirming the "primary perpetrator" in Christchurch's terror attack used five weapons.

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change. There have been attempts to change our laws in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017. Now is the time for change," Ms Ardern said.

However Mr Howard, the architect behind Australia's own changes in gun laws more than 20 years ago, was reluctant to say whether New Zealand should follow suit.

Howard silent on New Zealand gun reform © Getty Former Australian prime minister John Howard.

"I just want to join everybody in expressing my profound sorrow for the people of New Zealand and, particularly for those who has lost loved ones," Mr Howard told 9News.

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"It was a terrible crime and I share totally the thoughts of our Prime Minister and the New Zealand Prime Minister in what both of them have so appropriately said.

"I have nothing further to say at this stage."

The Australian accused of carrying out the attacks in two mosque shootings in Christchurch today briefly appeared in court and been remanded in police custody.

Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman in yesterday's terror attack, appeared at the Law Courts in Christchurch with his hands cuffed.

He was remanded in custody, to be held in a jail cell until his next appearance in court on April 5.

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Liberal Party vice president is slammed over 'train wreck' Q&A appearance in which she claimed Jacinda Ardern 'copied' Australia's gun laws after Christchurch terror attack.
Teena McQueen dismissed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's swift gun law reforms in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings during the show on Monday night. 'We did that years ago. The Liberal Party did that years ago with John Howard,' she told the audience - who responded with loud groans. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'You think that's funny? John Howard did do that. Jacinda Ardern (pictured) is copying exactly...' Ms McQueen said before trailing off Ms McQueen appeared on the panel alongside American author Roxane Gay.

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