Does Parliament have an imaginary gun problem?
The allegation yesterday that the trade minister pointed a finger gun across the aisle, is somehow something like the fifth such incident in recent years.
In 2011, Conservative MP Jim Hillyer celebrated the demise of the long-gun registry with a pair of finger guns.
Earlier this month, a 10-year-old boy in the American state of Ohio was suspended for three days after pointing a finger gun at the head of a classmate and saying, “Boom.” That punishment might’ve been a bit much, but possibly it should not be so easy to compare the behaviour of parliamentarians to the goofing of 10-year-old boys.
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