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WorldJacinda Ardern questions U.S. gun laws

07:15  16 may  2019
07:15  16 may  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern does "not understand" why the U . S . has not changed its guns laws despite the exponential increase in mass shootings in recent years. Ardern banned assault rifles throughout her country less than a month after its worst-ever mass shooting occurred in March.

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Jacinda Ardern questions U.S. gun laws© Photo by Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 15: Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, attends a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron dedicated to the fight against online content of a terrorist nature, at Elysee Palace on May 15, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern does "not understand" why the U.S. has not changed its guns laws despite the exponential increase in mass shootings in recent years. Ardern banned assault rifles throughout her country less than a month after its worst-ever mass shooting occurred in March.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she’ s baffled by the United States’ failure to pass stricter gun laws , despite the dozens of mass shootings on American soil over the last few decades. U . S . lawmakers face several hurdles when trying to pass sweeping gun control legislation.

"Australia experienced a massacre and changed their laws. New Zealand had its experience and changed its laws," Ardern told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview Tuesday. "To be honest with you, I do not understand the United States."

Just days after the Christchurch shooting on two mosques that left 51 people dead, Ardern announced an impending ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. On April 10, New Zealand's parliament voted 119 to 1 to pass the gun control legislation.

Her rapid action lies in stark contrast to the lack of federal gun control measures in the U.S. despite hundreds of mass shootings in recent years. "I could not fathom how weapons that could cause such destruction and large-scale death could be obtained legally in this country," Ardern said in April.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she “does not understand” why the United States has not passed stronger gun laws in the aftermath Ahead of a summit on online extremism, Ardern was responding to a question by CNN’ s Christiane Amanpour asking whether countries can learn

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Ardern acknowledged New Zealand's previous "pretty permissive" gun laws and affinity for hunting, but "that does not mean that you need access to military-style automatic weapons and assault rifles. She said that New Zealanders mostly agree with the new legislation.

Australia acted similarly in the aftermath of the 1996 Port Arthur shooting, which left 35 people dead. Then-prime minister John Howard — a conservative politician and close friend of George W. Bush — passed sweeping gun control legislation just 12 days after the massacre. Since then, there has not been a single mass shooting in Australia.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke out this week about a matter that has long puzzled many foreign observers of the United States: the New Zealand had its experience and changed its laws . To be honest with you, I do not understand the United States.” Ardern was referring both to a

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Since the start of 2019, 123 mass shootings have occurred in the U.S., according to the Gun Violence Archive. The Las Vegas shooting in October 2017 remains the deadliest in American history, when 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured. With one exception, no major federal gun control measures have passed Congress since the 1990s.

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