Outlaw sale of air guns
THE SICKENING violence against animals in this country continues unabated, aided and abetted by “authorities” that don’t give a damn.
The ease with which a person with an undeveloped mentality may lay hands on a weapon with which to kill or maim an animal is apalling. I have even seen these weapons sold freely at flea markets with “junior” being encouraged to look around for “something” to shoot by a father intent on disseminating the manne mentality into a young, still-developing psyche. It is tragic to see this inculcation of violence when the complete opposite – a show of compassion, empathy and reverence for the sanctity of life – conveys true strength and manliness.
With great power comes great responsibility. If you wish to lead a nation, it is incumbent upon you to display the highest levels of moral authority and lead by example. This includes the promotion and recognition of all life as sacred and the steps taken to nurture and protect such life.
An air rifle is not an innocuous little toy. It is a weapon designed to cause injury, suffering and death like any other weapon.
I call on Mayor Dan Plato and Premier Helen Zille to urgently introduce laws and policing that effectively combat acts of cruelty to animals as opposed to inane laws that limit the number of animals one may house.
Outlaw the free sale of weapons such as air rifles immediately. And while we’re at it, include in the ban those insidious home-made bows and arrows sold at traffic lights.