New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, in a bid to make gun laws rigid in the country, has ordered citizen to surrender their semi-automatic weapons.
The country is changing its firearm laws following Friday’s attack that left 50 people dead and scored critically injured.
“To make our community safer, the time to act is now,’ she told reporters on Monday.
“The proposed changes come after alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant used five weapons – two semiautomatic rifles, a lever-action firearm and two shotguns – and stormed two mosques, killing 50 people and injuring dozens more.
A taxi driver Abdul Kadir Ababora escaped death by the whiskers as bullets ripped through worshipers on Friday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The driver who recently celebrated the birth of their second son was in the mosque as at the time of the ferocious attack which left 49 dead with scores critically injured.
While the attacker continued to rain bullets, Ababora was said to have thrown himself to the floor and wedged himself under a bookshelf used to hold the Holy Quran, praying he would see his wife and kids again.
That saved his life as he got out of the attack carnage unscathed.