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Video: Antony Altbeker Discusses Gun Legislation on Redi Tlhabi’s South 2 North

Fruit of a Poisoned TreeAntony Altbeker, author of Fruit of a Poisoned Tree, joined Redi Tlhabi on her Al Jazeera show, South 2 North, to discuss gun violence and legislation. Prompted by Oscar Pistorius shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp earlier this year, Tlhabi hosted a show about whether gun legislation needs to be stricter.

Altbeker was asked to comment on the issue as he “has played a critical part in shaping South Africa’s post-democracy criminal justice system, and in reducing gun crime. South Africa has halved its murder rate in 12 years, some of which was related to reducing many gun-related homicides.”

Thousands of people fall victim to gun violence every year. From the mass killing in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik, to the countless school shootings in America, guns in the wrong hands have had devastating consequences for communities worldwide.

So is there anything that we, our politicians and our police can do?

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