Monday, October 25, 2010

Armed & Dangerous

In the US, criminals have better weapons than police. Is that what we want in New Zealand? An escalation of arms ownership between hard-pressed law enforcers and desperate law breakers?

Why aren't we tackling arms ownership and removing weapons? Arming the constabulary doesn't solve the issue of crime, instead it escalates the violence.

We need to reverse the spiral, remove the arms so they can't be used, and establish social policies that leverage people out of desperate circumstances.

Arming law enforcers and removing benefits leads to more people armed and desperate. This is dangerous for everyone.

The US is not the model to follow on crime prevention.


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