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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland, New Zealand, on April 5, 2019. She has called for a quick legislation process to ban most firearms in the country.

New Zealand’s sweeping ban on assault rifles is now in effect, 28 days after its worst gun massacre ever

The swift move to ban most firearms comes after a gunman killed 50 people with legally obtained firearms at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.
The location of the two mosques in Christschurch.

Here’s what we know about the victims of the mosque mass shootings in New Zealand that killed at least 50 people

At least 50 people from various countries are dead, and dozens more remain in hospital.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a press conference with Police Minister Stuart Nash at the Parliament House in Wellington on March 21, 2019.

What’s really keeping the US from adopting new gun laws like New Zealand’s

Shortly after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the ban, gun-control advocates bemoaned America's lack of action in comparison to New Zealand.

Bernie Sanders starts a fight with the NRA, says US should ‘follow New Zealand’s lead’ and ban assault weapons

"We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States," Sanders said.

‘This is what leadership looks like’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds New Zealand for moving to ban assault weapons

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recalled the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were killed.

New Zealand’s prime minister calls for a global fight against racism and an end to scapegoating immigrants after mass shooting

"What New Zealand experienced here was violence brought against us by someone who grew up and learned their ideology somewhere else."
This photo of Ardern meeting with members of the Christchurch Muslim community on Saturday has since gone viral.

People around the world are praising New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her compassionate response to the Christchurch mosque shootings

In the three days since the attacks, Jacinda Ardern has met with survivors, pledged to pay for the victims' funerals, and vowed gun control reform.

‘Ridiculous!’: Donald Trump says the ‘Fake News media’ is ‘working overtime’ to blame him for New Zealand mosque s...

"The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one."

New Zealand quickly moves to reform gun laws after mosque massacre that killed 50, and promises detailed proposals within 10 days

The 28-year-old man charged with murder is said to have used a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle to kill 50 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch.