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World reacts to New Zealand's new gun laws after Christchurch terror attacks

21:41, Mar 21 2019

US Senator Bernie Sanders has applauded Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for announcing tougher gun laws in New Zealand.

"This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like," he posted on Twitter. "We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States."

Dana Loesch, a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the US, responded to Sanders on Twitter saying Americans have a right to own guns for self defence.

"The US isn't NZ. While they (New Zealanders) do not have an inalienable right to bear arms and to self defense, we do."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Representative and member of the Democratic Party, has also praised Ardern's announcement. 

"Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can't even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8.

"Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like," she said on Twitter.

Six days after 50 people were killed in the Christchurch terror attacks, Ardern announced a ban on military style semi-automatics and assault rifles.

She also announced immediate action to prevent stock-piling, and a buyback scheme that could cost anywhere between $100m and $200m.

Qasim Rashid, a candidate for the US Senate in the state of Virginia, compared New Zealand's response to a mass shooting to America's with his tweet referencing the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

" USA 6 yrs after Sandy Hook - Thoughts & prayers;  New Zealand 6 days after Christchurch - Ban semi automatic assault weapons - Buyback program - Pay for all funerals - Provide income for harmed - Māori dance (sic) - Wear solidarity scarf - AND Thoughts & prayers."

Hollywood-based director and actor Taika Waititi brought some sarcasm to Twitter with his reaction to the new gun laws.

"So bummed that it took less than a week, and we didn't debate this for fifteen years before realising we should ban these stupid weapons."

Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore tweeted her respect for Ardern. 

"This is what a leader does. #NewZealandStrong"

US late night talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel simply said, "This is how you do it".

University of Waikato law professor Alexander Gillespie said the change in gun laws will have an impact overseas as well as at home.

"A lot of countries are watching New Zealand right now, especially those, like the US, that are concerned with their own firearms issues. The stronger the action, the more serious Jacinda Ardern shows the Government is taking it, and she has shown she is taking it very seriously.

"This kind of response you only see once in a generation, if you're lucky."