New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden on Monday said that the country will soon enact new gun laws.
The new law will come soon after a extremist white man killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
The New Zealand PM also encouraged gun owners who were thinking of surrendering their weapons to do so.
“The clear lesson from history around the world is that to make our community safer, the time to act is now,” she said.
“I strongly believe that the vast majority of gun owners in New Zealand will agree with the sentiment that change needs to occur,”she added.
Earlier,Australia introduced some of the world’s toughest gun laws after its worst mass killing, the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in which a lone gunman killed 35 people using a semi-automatic AR-15 – the same weapon used in the Christchurch massacre.