21 March 2019
National supports firearms reform
Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has welcomed the changes proposed by the Government today to reform our firearms
“The terrorist attack in Christchurch last week has changed us as a nation.
“National has been clear since this devastating attack that we support changes to our regime and that we will work
constructively with the Government.
“We agree that the public doesn’t need access to military style semi-automatic weapons. National supports them being
banned along with assault rifles.
“We also support the Government’s proposals to limit the access to other high powered semi-automatic weapons and
“We remain committed to ensuring the safety of New Zealanders and fighting extremism in all forms.
“National will work constructively with the Government to ensure we get this right.”