Sadly, the recent publicity of assaults on police officers in NZ is adding support to those who want to put guns on the hips of every police officer. This would end a long tradition of the police showing us the example that being visibly armed is not necessary to feel safe in our society. The statistics show in fact that there has not been a significant rise of such assaults and God help us if we were to follow the example of the USA. If you want a larger image then click on the cartoon.
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