Breaking down New Zealand's gun laws in wake of deadly mosque shooting

  • Breaking down New Zealand's gun laws in wake of deadly mosque shooting

Breaking down New Zealand's gun laws in wake of deadly mosque shooting

The Muslim worshippers had congregated for Friday prayers, Islam's holy day of the week. In addition, 48 people have been injured and are now being treated at a Christchurch hospital. That was almost 30 years ago and was the deadliest shooting in New Zealand's history, until Friday.

YouTube star Pewdiepie made an effort to distance himself from a perpetrator in the fatal Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings after the attacker reportedly called out "subscribe to Pewdiepie" during the terror incident. According to law enforcement officials, the man has been charged with murder and is scheduled to appear in a Christchurch court on Saturday.

"This shows that extremism is still flourishing in many places", she said.

A total of 41 people were killed at a mosque on Deans Avenue, Ardern said, and seven were killed at a mosque on Lynwood Avenue.

Givealitte: This New Zealand-based crowdfunding platform is hosting a live campaign where people can donate for victim support. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said none of them were on security watch lists.

The prime minister said early on Saturday that she had received "messages of condolence from around the world" and worldwide leaders including Donald Trump, the U.S. president, who has been criticised for his hostility towards Muslims.

CNN cites a 2015 study that reported New Zealand had an adjusted rate of about 1 gun death per 100,000 people, while in 2017, the United States has an adjusted rate of 12 gun deaths per 100,000 people.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, from Australia, bragged that he would be released from jail after 27 years - just like Mandela - in a 73-page document he penned.

Investigators were said to be trying to establish whether or not the other two people arrested were involved in the attacks.