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NZNO strongly supports gun law change

New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 4 April 2019

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) strongly supports the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament on 2 April. The professional association and union has made its views known in writing to the Select Committee.

NZNO Chief Executive Memo Musa said NZNO is New Zealand’s largest health professional voice and many NZNO members were part of the first response to the mass shootings. As such they have been forever altered by this tragedy.

“NZNO supports the need to act quickly to fix the laws around gun and gun part availability so we can help ensure a situation like this never occurs again.

“We would like to express support for the leadership shown by the Government and Prime Minister since the tragedy and for the nurses, paramedics, police, emergency responders, doctors allied health workers and others who gave of themselves in response.

“Tightening our gun laws is the very least we can do to express our sorrow and outrage as a nation, and as a step towards a less violent society.”


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