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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 15:33

Green Party gun petition

 

The Green Party welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement on planned gun control laws, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today.

“Banning military style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles makes everyone safer. Banning these guns is the first step towards systemic changes to our gun laws,” says James Shaw.

“I welcome this announcement today, we just wish it wasn’t in such tragic circumstances.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 17:04

Salaam alaikum. On Saturday, I accompanied the Prime Minister to Christchurch. The moment that affected me the most was our visit to the makeshift community centre at a Hagley Park school where many hundreds of bereaved and grieving family members had gathered. When the Prime Minister said to those families, in her remarks yesterday, "We cannot know your grief", she spoke for me also. I have no words to describe the quantum of grief that was present in that school hall. The breadth and the depth of the pain and the loss are simply unimaginable to me.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 16:48

Al salam alaikum. Everyone here in this House is expressing the deep grief and shock that is being felt across our country. We represent our people when we share the loss and the pain that Friday's terrorist attack and mass murder caused. My thoughts are with the families and friends of each of the 50 individuals who died and the many others who have been seriously injured, and their brothers and sisters who were in the mosques and survived. I acknowledge each of you and your profound loss.

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