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NEW ZEALAND - Gun Control

NEW ZEALAND - Gun Control
NOTE:  As of now Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the band on assault weapons is in effect.  Now THAT'S a responsive government!

"Amid shock and grief, New Zealand vows to tighten gun rules" PBS NewsHour 3/18/2019

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SUMMARY:  The shocking massacre of 50 people attending Friday prayers at mosques in Christchurch has rocked New Zealand and the world.  Authorities have revealed that the suspected shooter purchased four of his five guns online from the country’s biggest gun supplier.  In response, New Zealand’s government is vowing stricter gun laws right away.  John Ray of Independent Television News reports.




"How social media platforms reacted to viral video of New Zealand shootings" PBS NewsHour 3/18/2019

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SUMMARY:  Amid the many questions swirling around the New Zealand mosque shootings is whether Facebook and other digital platforms acted swiftly enough to stop video footage of the attacks from circulating.  These social media giants are already facing scrutiny for enabling users to perpetuate false stories and hate speech.  Judy Woodruff talks to The Washington Post’s Elizabeth Dwoskin for more.



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