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Guns, politics and intolerance, an increasingly ugly mix in Australia

Another set of YouTube videos and Facebook accounts have been referred to the NSW Police for urgent investigation after it was found that gun owners and advocates had posted violent content aimed at racial and religious minorities and political opponents. We have every reason to be seriously concerned when people publicly use firearms to display […]

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Guns – Defending the NFA from the Australian NRA

With yet another mass shooting in the US, many Australians are rightly thankful for our gun laws, which ban dangerous assault weapons and set in place strong licensing schemes. The effect of Australia’s strong gun control laws is illustrated by the tragic fact that the AR-15 assault rifle used by the murderer in Orlando is […]

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Private arsenals grow as registered gun numbers soar

The Greens have released new figures showing for the first time the extent of gun ownership, and the disturbing number of private arsenals, across NSW. As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: Private gun owners have been allowed to stockpile personal arsenals comprised of hundreds of weapons in suburban Sydney, data obtained by the NSW […]

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Ducks in the firing line, no night-time hunting

NSW Parliament had six very special visitors to send a direct message to Parliamentarians to say no to night time duck hunting. As reported by 9News: Six fluffy ducklings have spent their day in the NSW Parliament as an upper house cross-bencher prepares to try to block hunters from shooting native ducks at night. A […]

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Greens Bill to ban the lever action shotgun

The Greens NSW have introduced legislation to make the Adler A110 8 shot lever action shotgun a prohibited weapon in NSW The Firearms Amendment (Lever Action Shotguns—Community Safety) Bill will restrict access to the multiple round shotgun to only a very limited class of licensed firearm owners who have a Category C licence. Under current laws the 8 […]

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Courts won’t be made safer by arming police witnesses

The Baird government has buckled to pressure from the NSW Police Association by allowing NSW Police to carry guns into courts. The Police Association has long pushed to remove restrictions on where officers can carry weapons. Arming police witnesses when they are in attendance at courts will break with centuries of tradition of removing weapons […]

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