The country will also ban assault rifles and high capacity magazines, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
Ardern previously has said her Cabinet had agreed in principle to tighten gun restrictions in New Zealand and those reforms would be announced next week. Ardern said Thursday the government is working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of now-banned weapons to surrender them.
Ardern said she expects the gun laws to be passed by the end of a "two-week sitting session" that concludes April 11.
The start of funerals should ease pressure from Muslim families, many of whom have traveled long distances to claim loved ones' remains and complained that police investigations have delayed the return of bodies and prevented the speedy burials prescribed under Islam.
New Zealand's global spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, confirmed it had not received any relevant information or intelligence before the shootings.
Ardern also directed officials to develop a gun buyback scheme for those who already own such weapons. A third Cashmere student, Mustafa's 13-year-old brother Zaed, is recovering from gunshot wounds to his leg.
Mohamed Safi, 23, lost his father in the attack at the Al Noor mosque.
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"This will not be popular among some of our members but.we believe this is the only practicable solution", Federated Farmers Rural Security spokesman Miles Anderson said in a statement. "She's critical, but I think she's going to come out of it", Khanafer told reporters at the hospital.
When asked whether people who might hold such guns illegally would be arrested if they turned them in, she said that would not happen: "Amnesty applies".
Police Commissioner Mike Bush explained the reason behind the delay of the bodies being released and stated police had to prove the cause of death to the satisfaction of the coroner and the judge handling the case. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday condemned what he called "highly offensive" comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warning that he would consider "all options" in reviewing bilateral relations.
Hart said it was an easy decision for him to hand in his semi-automatic and tweeted: "on the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn t outweigh the risk of misuse".
Ardern also announced that the Islamic call to prayer will be broadcast Friday on TV New Zealand and Radio New Zealand in support of the country's Muslim population.
The accused gunman, a self-avowed white supremacist from Australia, live streamed much of the attack and spread a manifesto on social media claiming it was a strike against Muslim "invaders".
Ardern said while her focus was on the people of New Zealand, there were issues world leaders needed "to confront collectively". The students gathered at a park across from Al Noor Mosque on Monday to perform the dance.