New Zealand gun owners begin voluntarily surrendering their weapons to authorities in wake of Christchurch massacre


Many New Zealand gun owners have voluntarily surrendered their semi-automatic rifles to police following Friday’s terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, Newsweek reported.

Some have taken to social media to encourage others to follow their move.

“Until today, I was one of the New Zealanders who owned a semi-automatic rifle,” farmer John Hart tweeted. “On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn’t outweigh the risk of misuse.

“We don’t need these in our country. We have [to] make sure it’s #NeverAgain.”

Hart also attached to his tweet a photo of the arms surrender form that called for the destruction of his rifle, magazine, and a box of ammunition. – READ MORE

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