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in short , every semi automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country military style semi automatics assault rifles and all high capacity magazines all that and more will be illegal in New Zealand according to prime minister just in the order in on Thursday , the country so its worst mass shooting last week when fifty people were gunned down at two mosques in Christchurch in the immediate aftermath or during labeled it a terrorist attack and vowed that new Zealand's gun laws would change what's important now is that New Zealand public is galvanized and I would hope that politicians a galvanized behind these changes the new laws are expected to kick in by April eleventh and the government will be buying back banned weapons are during says she expects the buy back will cost up to a hundred and thirty eight million U. S. dollars New Zealand a country with less than five million people has an estimated one point five million weapons most farmers own a gun for killing past like possums or rabbits or for putting down injured stocks some of already surrendered their weapons after the shooting for me the utility or convenience of a semi automatic rifle white up against the possibility of another tragedy like we've witnessed the New Zealand is really not , a difficult comparison tool dozens of injured are still in hospital with eight of them in critical condition meanwhile New Zealand police say all of the fifty bodies have now been identified , also the victims have already begun and a mass burial is expected to be held on Friday