12 May 2021

Fears new gun law could affect Māori with loose gang connections

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 12 May 2021

There are fears that proposed new gun laws aiming to curb gang violence will affect Māori with only loose connections to gangs. 

Offences that could lead to the Firearms Prohibition Order include participating in an organised crime group or gang, and serious firearms or violence offences.

The Green Party welcomes the legislation in general but warns police may seek bans for people that they simply consider gang associates.