VICE News Tonight goes behind the scenes of New Zealand’s race to reform its gun laws in HOW TO BAN A GUN IN 28 DAYS
VICE News Tonight goes behind the scenes of New Zealand’s race to reform its gun laws in How To Ban A Gun In 28 Days
Less than a month on from the mosque attacks in Christchurch on 15 March, the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has unveiled The Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and Parts) Amendment Bill, which aims to outlaw almost all semi-automatic and military-style weapons, and a host of gun accessories and parts. The bill calls for a sweeping overhaul of the country's gun laws, with more change still on the way.
VICE News Tonight’s special documentary, How To Ban A Gun In 28 Days, goes behind the scenes of the political process, speaking with survivors of the mosque attacks, key political players, and significant figures in New Zealand’s gun industry.
The report tracks the move toward gun reform through the eyes of Tofazzal Alam, a survivor from the Linwood Mosque attack; Judith Collins, Member of Parliament for the New Zealand National Party and Former Minister of Police; David Tipple, owner of Gun City, New Zealand's largest fire arms retailer; and James Cagney, President of New Zealand Professional Hunting Guide Association.
It follows Ardern as she tackles this complex issue head on, changing the nation’s trajectory significantly - and swiftly.
With support from all but one member of the country’s 120-seat Parliament, Adern’s gun reforms represent a pivotal turning point in New Zealand history. The award-winning VICE New Tonight team captures the moment in this confronting, critical, and often moving special.