Changes to New Zealand’s gun laws following the Christchurch terror attack will be announced within 10 days, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Overwhelming public opinion appears in favour of tightening the laws, especially on semi-automatic weapons, after 50 people were killed in Friday’s shooting at two mosques.

Jacinda Ardern said cabinet ministers had made a decision in principle to clamp down on gun ownership but details still needed to be worked out.

She also announced an inquiry into the country’s intelligence services.

Suspected gunman Brenton Tarrant was not on a watch list and there are accusations authorities may have been too focused on the threat from Islamist extremism rather than the far-right.

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