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'We just want the guns back': New Zealand announces immediate ban of assault rifles

'We just want the guns back': New Zealand announces immediate ban of assault riflesNew Zealand's Jacinda Ardern announces ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles after mosque shootings.



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New Zealand's biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic guns

New Zealand's biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic gunsIn the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand is looking to step up on gun control.It's led to the country's biggest online marketplace, Trade Me, stopping the sale of semi-automatic firearms until it receives further instruction from the government.SEE ALSO: Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting, but questions remain"We have listened to public sentiment following Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch and decided to remove all semi-automatic firearms sales and parts associated with those weapons today," Trade Me's statement reads.The company said it would aim to remove listings for semi-automatic firearms by the end of Monday. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pledged that the country's gun laws "will change" following the tragedy, and said on Monday she would start discussing the issue within the government."Rightly … people are asking the question 'why is it that someone with a firearms licence in New Zealand can obtain a military-style semi-automatic weapon?'" Ardern told Radio NZ.The New Zealand Police Association has backed the action on the country's gun laws."Jacinda Ardern has said emphatically that New Zealand's gun laws will change and that now is the time for that change," Police Association president Chris Cahill said in a statement online."I absolutely agree with her and I believe many New Zealanders will be aghast that in our country someone can amass a cache of weapons like that discovered in this Christchurch tragedy."Unlike neighbouring Australia, whose famously strong gun policy resulted in a ban on semi-automatic firearms, New Zealand allows private possession, as long as the owner is approved by police and licensed. As per Gunpolicy.org, New Zealand has double the guns per person than Australia, and the number of privately-owned guns is estimated to be at 1.5 million. There have also been calls for a gun register, which isn't required in New Zealand for most firearms, according to the BBC. WATCH: Delete Facebook says WhatsApp co-founder



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New Zealanders give up guns after massacre, but some face blowback

New Zealanders give up guns after massacre, but some face blowbackNew Zealanders have begun handing in weapons in response to government appeals following the Christchurch massacre, but the gesture has put some squarely in the social media firing line. John Hart, a farmer in the North Island district of Masterton, decided to give his semi-automatic rifle to police after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday plans to tighten gun laws in light of the slaughter Friday of 50 Muslim worshippers. The tweet drew a barrage of derogatory messages to his Facebook account — most apparently from the US, where the pro-gun lobby is powerful and vociferous.



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Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault charge

Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault chargeCody Wilson, 30, flew to Taiwan after learning he was under investigation, police said, and was picked up by Taiwanese authorities on Friday after his U.S. passport was annulled. It was unclear whether Wilson had a criminal defense lawyer. As the founder of Defense Distributed, Wilson became a notable figure in the U.S. debate over guns after the company posted on the internet the blueprints for plastic guns that can be made with a 3-D printer.



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Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault charge

Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault chargeCody Wilson, 30, flew to Taiwan after learning he was under investigation, police said, and was picked up by Taiwanese authorities on Friday after his U.S. passport was annulled. Wilson’s attorney, Samy Khalil, said in a statement late on Sunday: “We are glad that Cody is back in Texas again where we can work with him on his case. As the founder of Defense Distributed, Wilson became a notable figure in the U.S. debate over guns after the company posted on the internet the blueprints for plastic guns that can be made with a 3-D printer.



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Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minorCody Wilson — who is currently in Taiwan according to the island’s authorities — advocates 3D-printed weapons as a bulwark against gun control, but critics warn they give criminals access to untraceable firearms. “Detectives with the Austin Police Department Organized Crime Division filed a warrant for sexual assault for a Cody Rutledge Wilson, white male, 30 years of age,” Troy Officer, the commander of the division, told journalists. Wilson and the 16-year-old had sex at a hotel, and he paid her $ 500, said Officer.



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He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive.

He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive.There's an international manhunt underway for Cody Wilson, the guy credited



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Shooting suspect was able to buy guns despite mental illness

Shooting suspect was able to buy guns despite mental illnessBALTIMORE (AP) — The young man who opened fire at a Florida video game tournament had shown abundant signs he was struggling with a mental disorder: He was prescribed an anti-psychotic drug as an adolescent and had been hospitalized at least twice for mental illness.



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Texas Company Sells Plans for 3D-Printed Guns Online Despite Court Order

Texas Company Sells Plans for 3D-Printed Guns Online Despite Court OrderWilson says selling plans is in line with a Seattle federal judge's Monday order



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The Darkly Twisted Logic Behind The NRA's Support For 3D-Printed Guns

The Darkly Twisted Logic Behind The NRA's Support For 3D-Printed GunsDepending who you ask, the widespread release of downloadable blueprints for



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