Following the two mosques terror attacks in Christchurch of New Zealand a statement from United States President Donald Trump in relation to global threat rise by white nationalism reads, “I don’t really… I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess.”
Meanwhile, US national security adviser John Bolton said the country is concerned about the twin attacks in which 49 people died on Friday.
Ivanka Trump condemned the attacks and made a specific reference to Muslim communities in it.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardem said the suspects who are arrested for the act had extremist views and such person has no place in the country or the world.
US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown said, “We’re heartbroken over the events in Christchurch today. We stand with our Kiwi friends and neighbors and our prayers are with you. Kia kaha.”
Meanwhile, within hours of attacks the New Zealand lawmakers called for control in the sale of semi-automatic rifles. As a bold response to the attacks Prime Minister Jacinda Ardem announced plans to ban such guns which many New Zealanders wanted.
The country has strong gun regulations but loopholes took on new urgency. The decisions are yet to be finalized but Ardem has signaled the lawmakers will be looking at the issue.
The country has comparatively stricter gun laws than US, but people here do not have a constitutional right to bear arms. New Zealanders need to pass a firearms course and the person’s background check is done before a license is issued to buy weapons.
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