Jacinda Ardern says cabinet agrees New Zealand gun reform ‘in principle’

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Prime minister says government ‘completely unified’ but delays announcement of ban on semi-automatics

Jacinda Ardern has said her cabinet is “completely unified” in reforming gun legislation in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack but emerged from a meeting with ministers without concrete proposals to change firearms laws.

The New Zealand prime minister had been expected to announce measures such as a ban on semi-automatic rifles, a plan that was flagged by her attorney general, David Parker, one day after the massacre in which 50 people died.

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