New Zealand votes for gun law changes after Christchurch attack

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been praised for her response on the New Zealand mosques shootings. (AFP pic)

WELLINGTON: All but one member of New Zealand’s parliament voted on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after deadly shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.

The gun reform bill, which passed 119-1 after its final reading in parliament, must now receive royal assent from the governor general before it becomes law.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with 50 murder charges after the attack on two mosques on March 15.