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Rappler's latest stories on gun laws


New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says regulations around who could hold firearm licenses would also be tightened to 'stop weapons falling into the wrong hands'

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. File photo by David Lintott/AFP

Stricter New Zealand gun laws formally put into effect

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences

AL NOOR. An armed police officer (R) stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque, one of the mosques where some 50 people were killed by a self-avowed white supremacist gunman on March 15, in Christchurch on April 5, 2019. File photo by Sanka Vidanagama/AFP

New Zealand lawmakers give final okay to tougher gun laws

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people

NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. New Zealand's Parliament House (middle and right) and the Beehive (rear left) in Wellington. Photo by Midnighttonight/Wikimedia Commons

Tough New Zealand gun laws easily pass first hurdle

Apr 02, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lawmakers vote 119-1 in favor of the bill, which bans military-style semi-automatic rifles like those used in the Christchurch mosque shootings which claimed 50 lives

NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. New Zealand's Parliament House (middle and right) and the Beehive (rear left) in Wellington. Photo by Midnighttonight/Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand pledges gun control as mosque 'gunman' sacks lawyer

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying 'the time to act is now'

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a press conference at the Justice Precinct in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Photo by Marty Melville/Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand/AFP

Palau shocked at first gun killing in 30 years

Oct 23, 2015 - 11:01 AM

Palau President Tommy Remengesau says the death of Koror resident Kenneth Koshiba rocked the nation of 21 000

GUN LAWS AFTER SHOOTING. President Tommy Remengesau of Palau at United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, September 25, 2015. File Photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

'Trainwreck' star Amy Schumer backs tougher US gun laws

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Amy Schumer speaks out about gun laws in wake of a shooting spree at a US cinema where Trainwreck was playing

AMY SCHUMER. The 'Trainwreck' star speaks out about stricter gun laws. File photo from EPA

Baby among 7 wounded in Philadelphia party shooting

Jun 21, 2015 - 4:48 PM

A gunman randomly opens fire on a crowd injuring among others an 18 month old baby and a 10 year old boy

Bishops on gun license: No, thanks

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:20 AM

We get our protection from the holy angels – not weapons a bishop says

GUN LAWS. President Aquino signs a comprehensive gun law that elaborates on license requirements and prerequisites. Photo by Rappler/Natashya Gutierrez

Rappler Newscast | January 9, 2013

Jan 09, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Senate President Enrile confirms he refused to give cash gifts to 4 of his critics in the Senate | President Aquino rejects calls for a total gun ban | The Philippine National Police fires cops involved in the alleged shootout in Quezon

The President's Top Guns

Nov 01, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The President's Top Guns

Oct 14, 2011 - 8:00 AM

It has become a deadly combination: guns controversy and the President s men