max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00pm - 06:30pm
Ed Sheeran

Gun prohibition orders could break abusers hold
@GettyImages

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Violence awareness group White Ribbon is welcoming public consultation on whether the Government should us firearms prohibition orders to keep guns out of the hands of people with a history of family harm.

Manager Rob McCann says situations can escalate quickly if there is a gun involved.

Violence is not just physical, but also includes financial violence, sexual violence and emotional and psychological violence.

Being able to threaten someone by virtue of owning a gun is just another way that perpetrators can intimidate and threaten, without having to use physical violence.

He says many people think owning guns is a right, but that has be balanced with keeping society safe.

"We live in a country where we have the highest rate of reported violence against women in the developed world. When we look at that figure alone and when 41 percent of our frontline officers' time is dealing with domestic violence we know there are some real significant problems and I think we have to start looking at more and more solutions to be able to combat that," Mr McCann says.

A Firearms Prohibition Order might provide the peace of mind to help a victim leave a violent relationship, and it might even save a life.
 

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Korihi Dates

TRM Website Banner

flu cmdhb apr 2020
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Why is Oranga Tamariki so bad and why is the Government so hellbent on defending it?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week, Newsroom published a devastating critique of Oranga Tamariki management and work culture.
The most Progressive Government would be a Labour-Green-Maori Party Government
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Progressive voters who want to see transformational policy have one fear this election, that Winston Peter's crosses the 5% threshold and Labour needs him to form a Government alongside the Greens.
Is it time to dump Police 10-7?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: When challenged over TVNZ's lack of diversity in 2007, then chief executive Rick Ellis told a select committee that TVNZ had Police 10-7 which offered a Māori presence that met charter requirements.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00pm - 06:30pm