Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with over 100 documents to chronicle the major events. Various records may include:  • official reports  • surveys  • speeches from leaders and opinion makers  • court cases  • legislation  • testimony  • and much more Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics:  • business  • the economy and labor  • energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation  • government and politics  • health and social services  • international affairs  • national security and terrorism  • rights and justice Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents include:  • a comprehensive introduction  • background information on the event  • full-source citations  • easy access to material  • detailed and thematic table of contents  • references to related coverage  • documents from the last ten editions of the series

New Zealand Prime Minister Remarks on Mosque Shooting and Gun Legislation : March 15, March 16, March 21, and May 15, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Remarks on Mosque Shooting and Gun Legislation
Linda Grimm

On March 15, 2019, a gunman attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, killing fifty people and wounding dozens of others. The tragedy prompted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to call for new gun regulations, resulting in parliament’s fast and near-unanimous approval of a ban on military style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles. The shooter’s use of social media to livestream a portion of the attack—and to share an anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim manifesto—also prompted Ardern and her government to take a closer look at the platforms’ ...

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