21 Mar 2019

Mosque attacks: 'Everyone was looking in the wrong place'

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 21 March 2019

A law professor says his warning that New Zealand was at risk of a mass shooting was "laughed off" when he spoke at a select committee in 2016. Waikato University's Alexander Gillespie told the committee, which was looking into gun regulation legislation, that overseas mass shootings, an increasingly active far-right community and relaxed gun laws were a recipe for disaster. But says he was marked as being melodramatic. He says New Zealand now has a duty to act decisively on both the far-right and gun laws.