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Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of new gun laws

New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The bill would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques last month.

New Zealand gun laws

Police acting superintendent Mike McIlraith shows New Zealand lawmakers in Wellington on April 2, 2019, an AR-15 style rifle similar to one of the weapons a gunman used to slaughter 50 people at two mosques. New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun control measures during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week.(AP Photo/Nick Perry)

New Zealand gun laws

In this March 16, 2019, file photo, a woman pauses as she lays flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens, Christchurch. New Zealand's government has introduced a bill to ban the types of weapons used by a terrorist to kill 50 people at two mosques. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

New Zealand gun laws

New Zealand Police Minister Stuart Nash talks to reporters in Wellington, New Zealand Monday, April 1, 2019. The government on Monday introduced a bill it plans to rush into law that would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

New Zealand gun laws

Police Sr. Sgt. Paddy Hannan shows New Zealand lawmakers in Wellington Tuesday, April 2, 2019, an AR-15 style rifle similar to one of the weapons a gunman used to slaughter 50 people at two mosques. New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun control measures during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

New Zealand gun laws

In this March 17, 2019 file photo, Ian Britton, right, walks into a gun shop in Christchurch, New Zealand. The New Zealand government has introduced a bill to ban the types of weapons used by a terrorist to kill 50 people at two mosques.(AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)