Poll: Should New Zealand police officers routinely carry guns?

Poll: Should New Zealand police officers routinely carry guns?

A man has been shot by police following a shoot out in Christchurch.

Police say the man, who was wanted by police, failed to stop on request. Officers gave chase and deployed road spikes, and when the driver stopped and got out of the car he began shooting.

Officers returned fire, shooting him in the lower half of his body. Police immediately gave the man first aid and transported him to Christchurch Hospital, where he remains under supervision in a critical condition.

Should New Zealand police officers routinely carry guns?

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