The Daily Populous

Sunday March 17th, 2019 night edition

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New Zealand Attorney General David Baker, who had reportedly announced at a vigil Friday that the country would ban semiautomatic weapons, clarified Saturday the government has not yet reached that conclusion, Radio New Zealand reported.

Ardern did not elaborate on specific legislative or regulatory proposals.

The country already has far stricter gun laws than the United States does — unlike Americans, New Zealanders do not have a constitutional right to bear arms.

To be clear, semiautomatic weapons, a classification that itself can be imprecise, have not been banned in New Zealand yet.

Gun-control activists in the United States pointed out how quickly top New Zealand politicians moved to ban some of the types of firearms used in the attack.

Americans deserve better than lawmakers who are letting gun lobbyists write our nation’s gun laws.”.

Since December 14, 2012, the day of the Sandy Hook school shooting, there have been 1,981 mass shootings in the United States. »

13 Civilians Reported Killed in U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan

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The airstrikes hit two houses in the village of Naser Khil, said a tribal elder, Ruzi Khan Maruf.

In one house, the village’s lone doctor, his wife and their five teenage daughters were killed, Mr. Maruf said by telephone.

Shah Mahmood Miakhel, the governor of Nangarhar Province, said an important Taliban commander had also been killed in the airstrikes. »

When gunman advanced on New Zealand mosque, this man ran at him

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Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside screaming "Come here!".

The gunman killed 50 people after attacking two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's modern history.

Aziz said he ran, weaving through cars parked in the driveway, which prevented the gunman from getting a clean shot. »

NY AG: Trump Must Personally Pay $8.4 Million

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Because of those violations, James wants Trump himself to pay some $5.6 million in restitution for the myriad violations alleged.

The Associated Press reports that James is also seeking an additional $2.8 million in restitution from the 45th president.

Under the terms of that agreement, the foundation’s remaining $1.7 million was to be distributed to various charities in New York. »