As New Zealand reels from Friday’s Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead and 50 wounded, Kiwis have started voluntarily surrendering their legally-owned semiautomatic firearms for destruction ahead of reforms promised over the next several days, according to New Zealand news outlet Stuff.
The reports of citizens disarming themselves come amid a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, and has praised residents who have surrendered their guns to police…
Police have advised those who wish to turn theirs in first call their local police station or arms officer for advice on safely transporting them for destruction.
As per existing processes we are happy for people to surrender their firearms to Police.
— New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) March 18, 2019