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    Following the mass shooting in the city of Christchurch, the politician has vowed to change the legislation, saying that there had been attempts to change the gun laws in the country back in 2005, 2012 and in 2017.

    New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated on Monday that gun law reforms would be announced in 10 days.

    "Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer… We have made a decision as a Cabinet, we are unified", she stressed.

    READ MORE: New Zealand Company Under Fire Over 'Symbolic' Link to Mosque Shooter — Report

    Commenting on the statement, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, whose New Zealand First party has previously opposed the reforms, stated he backed the decision.

    "The reality is that after one pm on Friday our world changed forever and so will our laws", he noted.

    The statement comes just several days after a 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Tarrant, attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch, killing 50 people and injuring many others, as well as live-streaming the massacre.

    According to Facebook, the social network removed about 1.5 million video clips depicting the deadly shootings at the mosques over the first 24 hours.

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