A man fell into a verbal dispute with his neighbor before heading into a semi-automatic gun shooting, killing 13 people. It was almost 30 years ago and has become the world's longest shooting in the history of New Zealand until the night.
Mass executions of 49 people in Christchurch mosques are not only more exponentially than shooting Aramoana in 1990, but it equals the same number of pistols killed in the country from 2010 to 2016, reports New Zealand. police data
Unlike the United States, where appeals to greater arms control after mass shootings are often deaf ears when it comes to federal regulation, three mass shootings, one of which occurred in New Zealand, caused legislative changes.
The shooting of Aramoana has led to changes in the country's laws on weapons, and the review, which was already carried out in 1
Historical contacts with these two countries, as well as the general reaction to these events, have affected the New Zealand view of their own national legislation.
New Zealand Laws on Weapons
There were laws on the registration of weapons that belonged to the 1800s, but in recent history the most prominent law was the 1983 Arms Act, which banned the registration of certain long guns and demanded that the police carry out an inspection for anyone who hopes to obtain weapons registration.
This law has established that anyone who was over 16 years of age who is a "fit and proper person" and defined by the law as "a good person who follows the laws of New Zealand" may legitimately be licensed on arms; what you need to buy or own a pistol.
The National Response to the Aramoney Deathmatch in 1990 led to the call for more stringent weapons restrictions created in 1992.
These new amendments included greater supervision of the acquisition of ammunition, limiting sales to firearms licensees and requiring permission for people to order weapons or ammunition by mail, updating and adding additional information, including photographs, to licensed licenses of individuals and requiring safe storage for cannons .
The New Zealand Police note that the 1983 Arms Act does not require licensees to register their own special firearms, with the exception of any semi-automatic firearms, pistols or other limited weapons.
The national report that reviewed their laws was issued in 1997, and at that time they, according to the police, comprised between 700,000 and 1,000,000 firearms owned by New Zealand civilians.
Low level of pistol violence
According to the release of the New Zealand Police, a total of 69 murders have been killed by firearms throughout the country over a decade, from 2008 to 2017.
In addition, the New Zealand police noted in a separate report that over 20 years, from December 1998 to December 2018, 15 homicides were committed by a person holding a firearms license.
For comparison, in the United States, in the first two and a half months of this year, 2,740 deaths were lost.
Nevertheless, the two countries differ sharply in size, with New Zealand having a population of less than 4.8 million people, while the United States has a population of 327.2 million, but the rates of violence with the gun differ markedly when compared sizes.
CNN cites a 2015 study that reported that New Zealand had an adjusted rate of about 1 death per 100,000 people, while in 2017 the United States corrected 12 deaths per 100,000 people.
"Fortunately, the vast majority of New Zealanders are never threatened with illegal firearms in their area [sic]", – said in 2014 the assistant police commissioner Malcolm Burgess