'This is a gun situation'

07/11/2017
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The shooting in Texas is the third mass killing in America since October 1.  

After yesterday's mass killing Donald Trump stated publicly, “This is not a gun situation.”

Alexander Gillespie Professor of International Law at the University of Waikato joins Lisa Owen on The Long Lunch, and says "it is a gun situation."

The problem is we tend to identify terrorism as where the risk is.

An American is now 2000 more times likely to be killed by a fellow American with a gun than a foreign jihadi terrorist.

According to Professor Gillespie, 'Terrorism' is defined as wilful violence against citizens with the aim of changing government, which excludes the Texas attack. 

Listen to the full interview with Professor Gillespie above. 

Afternoon Talk with Lisa Owen, filling in for Wendyl Nissen, weekdays from noon-3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the ROVA app on Android and iPhone.