Yesterday, New Zealand’s new gun laws passed by a vast majority. However, the conversation on social media highlights the other part of the story.
The generally held concept is that our sweeping gun reforms in 1996 forever stopped mass shootings in this country. The truth is quite different.
Gun laws are the sacred cow of the Australian experience, but just because we don’t have the problems that the US does, we’d be foolish to assume that all is well.
The Greens’ decision to expose gun owners in aid of public safety is at odds with stats showing firearm violence decline over the last decade.
Despite acting in the name of firearm safety, the Greens website that locates gun owners and collections may see the opposite effect.