Monday, 08 April 2019 10:56

No grandstanding

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The Hound, like everyone else in New Zealand, was shocked and stunned by the senseless shootings in Christchurch last month.

It has been heartening to see the country come together to condemn such an evil act of violence and show support for the victims and their families.

Inevitably, there will now be a debate over gun laws and what type of guns people should be able to own. Hopefully without kneejerk reactions or any politicisation of the debate.

Many people have already decided to quietly, voluntarily hand in their guns to the police; good on them.

However, what we don’t need is public grandstanding or ‘look-at-me’ types – like a certain wannabe Green MP and toy farmer – telling all the world how good and virtuous he is by giving up his gun.

It is not about you so get over yourself!!

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