Courts won’t be made safer by arming police witnesses

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...
If it looks like a gun, and scares like a gun …

If it looks like a gun, and scares like a gun …

In the last five years, police have recorded 394 incidents involving a replica firearm. 90 of those were offences of violence. Replica firearms were used in 44 robberies in that period. If you are the subject of a crime involving a replica weapon, it’s every bit as...
NSW gun numbers soar: 850, 000 now registered across the state

NSW gun numbers soar: 850, 000 now registered across the state

The number of registered guns in private hands across NSW continues to surge, with the latest figures obtained by the NSW Greens showing more than 850,000 guns in private hands in NSW. Figures the Greens obtained from the NSW Police Force show a staggering 850,636...
“Toy” guns good enough for daylight robbery

“Toy” guns good enough for daylight robbery

listen to ‘Stuart Bocking and David Shoebridge’ on audioBoom Realistic replica firearms are rightly restricted by the NSW Firearms Act 1996, because they are regularly used to commit crimes. The fact is they look like the real thing and are used to intimidate people...
Animals in the Wild photographic show

Animals in the Wild photographic show

As reported by the Narooma News: THE 2015 Animals in the Wild photographic exhibition was opened at Gallery Bodalla on Saturday by Greens MP David Shoebridge. The photographic exhibition is a Green’s initiative supported by SAFE (Stop Arms Fairs in Eurobodalla) as a...