According to the Aravot Daily, Gagik Tsarukyan stated in a meeting with sportsmen and coaches that the gun under his coat that was noticed in a photo was not meant for people but for “thieves and hyenas”.
The PAP leader has stated for a number of times that someone envies him but he has never been more specific.
He does not specify who those thieves and hyenas are from which he needs to defend himself with a gun.
Gagik Tsarukyan is challenging the leadership of the ruling party of Armenia. Prosperous Armenia is pretending to a central role in the legislative body of Armenia, as well as to forming government.
Vartan Oskanian, the second on the party list of the PAP, dwells on the necessity of political and economic reforms and systemic modernization.
These things require adoption of an open and public policy.
Is the gun of the party leader against thieves and hyenas related with modernization?
A public policy requires a popular image of a party and its leader, and even if they stroll in public places with a gun under their coat they should at least explain clearly for who the gun is meant. The concept of thieves and hyenas is something relative because people have different ideas on who the thieves and hyenas are.
So, modern political and public culture requires that the PAP leader explain more clearly for who the gun is meant.
If Tsarukyan is worried about his security, has he appealed to the law enforcement bodies asking for better security measures during the election campaign?
Moreover, after his statement that the gun is meant for thieves and hyenas, the law enforcement bodies really need to request clarifications from the PAP leader to prevent a crime and eliminate the risks.
No doubt the PAP leader is good at handling a gun but since he seems to keep the gun and the phone in the same place, he may mix the two objects as soon as he needs to defend himself. So the police needs to be there and alert.
But the revelation of the thieves and hyenas for the society is important not only for the sake of security but also for the sake of the new culture of public policy. In this sense, the PAP leader will take an important step towards the new political and civil culture if he calls the thieves and hyenas with their names. In this case, both the risk coming from them will decrease, and the level of the political culture of Armenia will rise.