Philip Alpers

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern: her best chance to reform arms ownership laws is to move fast before the gun lobby retaliates. Photograph: David Lintott/AFP

The last attempt to introduce tougher gun laws in New Zealand ended, as such attempts often do, in a balancing act. On the one hand, Paula Bennett, th(...)

Police officers guard the area close to the Masjid al-Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15th.  Attacks left at least 49 dead. Photograph:  Tessa Burrows/AFPs

The toll of 49 dead and more injured in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques will put renewed scrutiny on New Zealand’s gun laws – particularly t(...)