As the country starts to come to terms with what happened, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the gunman’s name. She urged people: “Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the man who took them.”
Ms Ardern has announced reforms to the country’s gun laws following the shootings, which took place in the city of Christchurch. Ms Ardern has announced reforms to the country’s gun laws following the shootings, which took place in the city of Christchurch.
Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for global restrictions on social media, after the attacks were live-streamed on Facebook- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47620519
BBC Reality Check looks at how previous mass shootings have changed gun laws around the world- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-47612116
Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian who describes himself as a white supremacist, has been charged with murder.
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For information on how mass killings have changed gun laws see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-47612116