Today marks 1 year since the Christchurch mosque shooting

Today marks 1 year since the Christchurch mosque shooting

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On March 15th, 2019, a shooter attacked the Al Noor Mosque in which 51 worshippers lost their lives after being gunned down. It was a dark day for New Zealand history; the New Zealand Government had acted fast to ban firearms that can be lethal towards people; this caused outrage from many hunters around New Zealand.

Since March 2019, police had seized firearms from gangs, potential criminals and other offenders. Police had been given higher powers to investigate people, search properties, confiscate illegal firearms parts, and ammunition and monitor people with a history of offending. They could be a gang member, or part of an extremist ideological group, or a person with a history of family harm.

Ardern caused to notice laws changed because of the assaults. The deadliest kinds of quick-firing rifles are currently restricted, and in an across the country buyback, firearm proprietors turned in around 60,000 of their recently prohibited weapons for money.


She likewise discussed her work on attempting to wipe out fear assaults from being indicated on the web, after the shooter live-streamed the Christchurch assaults. Ardern brought a few countries and tech organizations together to take a shot at the issue in what she named the Christchurch Call, which she said had helped start another emergency reaction convention.

“Because of the convention and that coordination in those occasions where web-based life stages have been utilized for communicating assaults, the flow of those recordings had been far, far reduced,” she said.

Ardern’s compassionate reaction after the assaults and her message of solidarity reverberated far and wide a year ago. Pictures of her wearing a hijab and grasping individuals from the Muslim people group made an enduring impression for some.

The man blamed for the assaults, 29-year-old Australian racial oppressor, is because of stand preliminary in June on charges of fear-mongering, murder, and endeavored murder. Whenever he saw as liable, he would confront a sentence of life detainment.

PM Jacinda Ardern talks during a question and answer session on March 09, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.


On Sunday, March 15th 2020, a National remembrance service was canceled due to Covid-19, authorities express it’s a prudent step to ensure the wellbeing of the individuals who might join in.

PM Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders had been more connected with the Muslim people group in the year since a shooter killed 51 individuals at two mosques.

Ardern was in Christchurch going to occasions to check the commemoration of a year ago’s March 15th slaughter, which she has portrayed as one of New Zealand’s darkest days. On Friday, she went to an extraordinary joint supplication with individuals from the two mosques that were assaulted, and on Sunday, she intends to go to a national remembrance.

“A year on, I believe New Zealand and its people have fundamentally changed. I can’t see how you could have an event like this and not,” Ardern said.

“But the challenge for us will be ensuring that in our everyday actions — and in every opportunity where we see bullying, harassment, racism, discrimination — calling it out as a nation.”

Previously after the shooting, many families & relations had joined to be apart of mourning the loss of life that happened on March 15th 2019.


“People shared their stories with large media outlets but, unfortunately, we do not have a story to show because we were not a company back at that time.”

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