Dinky Dianna wrote:
If nz gun laws are more lax than Australia then why are new zealand cops unarmed when oz cops are
Kiwi's tend to be more easy going and approachable. I suspect that they haven't devolved culturally as quickly as the rest of the West has in the last few decades and I reckon there's something to be said for the old ways. Australian cops have progressively become more militarized and testy like their North American brethren. Plus, Australian cops have always been opportunists and generally disagreeable hypocrites, so that doesn't help either. It's sad watching NZ make the same retarded mistakes Australia has since our Port Arthur event but I'm happy to see that a lot of people are resisting or refusing their government's power grab (aka Gun Buyback Scheme). Good for them!
Australia got rid of their "White Australia Policy".
Once you try to multi-CULT-ure a place then suddenly more violence erupts. CULT meaning a mixing of religious zealots.
Australia was always "white" Europeans with a sprinkling of Chinese since the Chinese came for the 1800s goldrush like they did in California. And Afghans too came to Australia very early in the 1800s.
I don't think a broad brush works on this issue though.
I don't think people get on... and the political system has floundered for regular people.
But, here we all are getting by and that'll keep happening until we don't.
Kiwis might be more easy going, Maori aren't. They're warriors.