10 Nov 2023

Questions raised over pistol shaped lighter in police press release

From Morning Report, 6:45 am on 10 November 2023

In a rare moment of agreement, both sides of the country's gun debate are questioning why the police included the picture of what appears to be a pistol shaped cigarette lighter in a press release on weapons confiscated during a drug bust last month.

They say describing the novelty trinket as a weapon suggests the police have a lax approach to firearms and that it is muddying the waters on the state of gun violence.

Bill Hickman has more.