Apologies for making a new thread on this as i see there is discussions already in previous years.
However it seemed appropriate given the recent Las Vegas shooting and [Turnbulls response.] hinting at making laws stronger (http://www.afr.com/news/malcolm-turnbull-hints-at-gun-law-reform-following-las-vegas-shooting-20171002-gyt2s7)
If Pirate Party is the libertarian party of the left, its unavoidable that gun control comes up.
I see in the other thread that PP current stance is to keep things as is, which i think is conservatively reasonable given the data and science and given that science is one of the platforms PP runs on (despite their being a party for it altogether…).
I also thought the idea there to have a discussion on the issue was a good one.
However, some other libertarian approaches on this issues apart from legalising guns are:
- restricting government brutality and militarisation
- strengthening non-gun self-defence.
Perhaps any changes to these would only be justified if there were increased crimes or terrorism, but actually apart from the Lindt Cafe, we havent seen such, however the government talks up the number of terrorist incidents prevented. The government also seems to persist with using the promise of security against terrorism as a wedge to encroach on privacy.
I’m not sure if it came up after the Lindt Cafe, however the LDP support decriminalising pepper spray as well as tasers.
What do pirates think of less lethal weapons of self defence?
Does polling have any support for them?
Well, i thought might as well have a poll here on the topics including guns…
Gun Control should:
- be stronger
- be weaker
- remain at current levels
Pistols should be legal?
Tasers should be legal?
Pepper spray should be legal?