New Zealand’s Christchurch is set to be the location of a new weapons megastore, but people aren’t happy, saying they don’t want guns around after 51 people died in mosque shootings last March.

People living near the site of the proposed gun store told local media that they were far from happy at the prospect of having it spring up at their doorstep.

“We had such a big incident in New Zealand with guns. I don’t think many people will be very comfortable to have guns around their homes in a residential area,” one of the locals, Harry Singh, told Radio New Zealand, adding that authorities “should have at least informed us before, or they should have taken public opinion [into account].”

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“It’s bad taste so soon after the March 15 event,” Christchurch community advocate Mark Peters told 1 NEWS. The store is set to open in August. (RT)