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#1 Shaun N.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 14:08

A councillor and magistrate has refused to resign for posing with an AK-47 rifle and posting a picture on Twitter.

 

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...yshire-26764022

 

In my opinion even though he was not on official business, on holiday which was 7000 miles away and not actually breaking any laws he is still a council official that needs to uphold a certain standard and if he thinks it is OK to pose for a picture holding an AK-47 and then posting it on Twitter he is a very silly man.

 

I think he should resign.




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Posted 27 March 2014 - 14:20

It brings into question all of his views whether or not he is Councillor or not. This is more prominent because he IS a Councillor. 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 14:29

How the hell does holding a weapon in India bring any of his views into question? what an absolute load of left wing scaredy ######.

#4 DocM

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 14:42

^ this. The people raising a fuss are too bloody politically correct. Lighten up.

#5 Lord Method Man

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 14:43

Bad trigger discipline.



#6 watkinsx2

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 14:46

 

 

3. Always keep your trigger finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you have made a conscious decision to shoot.

 

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#7 AsherGZ

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:17

I have no idea why is this even an issue? Did this trigger happy man ever resign?

 

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#8 Packet1009

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:29

Personally, I feel it's not about being politically correct in this case.

 

The bigger issue I see is AK-47's are illegal to own in India.

Him being in a photograph holding one - suggests a level of irresponsibility.

If he's a holder of public office of any sort, one expects better judgement.

 

As for me, I'm pro-guns, but this sort of "look at me i'm a bad ass coz i'm holding an AK" is a weak attempt at showing thuggery which suggests immaturity of thought at best



#9 +warwagon

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:31

He looks like the verges .. Nilay Patel



#10 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:36

How did he get hold of AK47 in India?

That is the correct question to be asked.

#11 notchinese

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:41

I have no idea why is this even an issue? Did this trigger happy man ever resign?

 

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Do you go hunting often with an AK47?



#12 Skiver

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:43

I was with others until they have pointed out this gun is illegal in India (assuming its correct), then yes its not a good image



#13 topjolly

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 16:03

I have no idea why is this even an issue? Did this trigger happy man ever resign?

 

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Who uses an AK47 to a clay pigeon shoot?



#14 AsherGZ

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 16:12

Personally, I feel it's not about being politically correct in this case.

 

The bigger issue I see is AK-47's are illegal to own in India.

Him being in a photograph holding one - suggests a level of irresponsibility.

If he's a holder of public office of any sort, one expects better judgement.

 

As for me, I'm pro-guns, but this sort of "look at me i'm a bad ass coz i'm holding an AK" is a weak attempt at showing thuggery which suggests immaturity of thought at best

Quite valid arguments. I get now how this was bad form. Thanks.



#15 leesmithg

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 16:22

Best way to get pains in the arse after your skin is to, open up a social media account like facebook and also a secondary media account like twitter.

 

My partner, well the last school she worked at, she lost her job, because a nasty parent went on a with hunt found her facebook account and complained about her mentioning

 

she would like to lynch certain children because of their behaviour.

 

I don't have a facebook account, I want my private life kept private, I do have a twitter account for my cricket club and to get free software.

 

The councilor should know better.

 

1% of the electorate will see it as bad boy tactics, 99% won't and will find it offensive.

 

He should lose his office.