Prayers for New Zealand

New Zealand was faced with terrorist attacks

Destiny Tran, Staff Reporter

    On the 15th of March, a gunman killed 50 people and injured an additional 50. The gunman live-streamed the first attack in Christchurch on Facebook Live. Before shooting, the gunman blasted “military music” inside the mosque.  The gunman attacked two mosques from around 1:40 pm to 1:55 pm. The gunman was arrested on Brougham Street, in Sydenham when he was on his way to a third location.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attacks as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” Country leaders and politicians shared their condolences.

    “I want to offer my personal condolences to the Nation of New Zealand in the wake of the grotesque mass attacks in Christchurch,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    Prime Minister Arden says that they will be changing their gun laws.

    “People will be seeking change, and I am committed to that,” said Arden. “Now is the change.”

    Trade Me, a New Zealand auction website, banned the sale of semi-automatic weapons on the website. In response to the shooting, gun store owners have also increased the sales of guns.