Re: The End of Privacy ?
Fri, 3 Jul 1998 03:25:34 -0700 (PDT)

Gerhard Kessell-Haak [] wrote:
>For example, here in NZ the police don't wear guns, and the
>NZ society (ie. the summation of individuals) is generally wary of gun
>ownership. Most individuals can apply for a gun licence (and will
>probably get it), its just that most *don't want to* - because *as
>individuals* they have already seen the effects in the US - and its not a
>pretty sight.

Which is pretty strange, because New Zealand has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world (roughly one gun per four people according to NZ police estimates, compared to roughly one gun per two people in the US). What you say may apply in cities, but it's far from true in the rural areas.