Guns and Public Health with Dr Hera Cook: April 4th, 2019
Guns and Public Health with Dr Hera Cook: April 4th, 2019Guns and Public Health with Dr Hera Cook: April 4th, 2019
In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, New Zealand is making fast changes to its firearm legislation. The first reading of the Arms Amendment Act passed on Tuesday, and today MPs are hearing oral submissions for the government’s gun law reforms from Gun City's David Tipple, the Federation of Islamic Associations NZ and firearms legal experts. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Otago University public health researcher Dr Hera Cook, who is one half of the pair who released a five-page fact sheet on firearms law and policy in New Zealand from a public health point of view. Olivia began by asking what the implications of our current gun laws on public health are.