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To: House of Representatives

Ban semiautomatic weapons

The petition was delivered to Parliament on 21 March 2019, five days after being launched - later the same day the Government announced all military style automatic weapons will be banned.


Report from the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee:

Ban all semiautomatic firearms, and large-capacity magazines.

Why is this important?

It was a dark day in Christchurch. Innocent Muslim New Zealanders were gunned down in a place of prayer.

High-capacity magazines make it much easier to conduct mass killings. The weapons used in this attack were exactly the type of weapon that police have been asking for greater control over. [1]

We call upon the parliament to immediately take steps to legislate against the sale and possession of all semi-automatic weapons for private use.

Other weapons designed for harm such as high capacity clips, military hardware ordnance, pump action pistols should also be banned.

These weapons of war have no place in the hands of private citizens. They are not toys. They are designed explicitly for taking human lives.

We call upon the NZ Parliament to take action.

Donate to the Christchurch victims


2019-05-09 10:29:58 +1200

Petition is successful with 43,230 signatures

2019-03-18 20:05:05 +1300

20,000 signatures reached

2019-03-17 20:59:05 +1300

10,000 signatures reached

2019-03-17 14:15:49 +1300

5,000 signatures reached

2019-03-16 21:12:10 +1300

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-16 17:40:55 +1300

500 signatures reached

2019-03-16 11:49:48 +1300

100 signatures reached

2019-03-16 10:10:22 +1300

50 signatures reached

2019-03-16 09:45:23 +1300

25 signatures reached

2019-03-16 08:55:16 +1300

10 signatures reached