New Zealand’s biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic guns


In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand is looking to step up on gun control.

It’s led to the country’s biggest online marketplace, Trade Me, stopping the sale of semi-automatic firearms until it receives further instruction from the government.

“We have listened to public sentiment following Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch and decided to remove all semi-automatic firearms sales and parts associated with those weapons today,” Trade Me’s statement reads.

The company said it would aim to remove listings for semi-automatic firearms by the end of Monday.  Read more…

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