Questions are being asked about how the perpetrators of this shameful and horrible massacre somehow evaded the notice of the authorities, and were not on any “security watch list”.
Bear in mind that, here in New Zealand, we do not live in a police state. We do not routinely keep lots of people on “security watch lists”. No doubt there will be calls for this to change, in light of the deaths of so many innocent people. Why not give up a little bit of our liberty -- just a little bit, you understand -- if it will make us all feel safer? Isn’t it worth spying on ten or a hundred or a thousand more people, if it wil