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Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 11:59 ): I speak on behalf of The Greens in the debate on the Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and note our genuine concerns. It appears that this bill has been introduced by the Government as a pre-emptive surrender—no doubt driven by some threatened Nationals members in the bush—to […]

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Gun Control

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 18:48 ): With gun ownership steadily on the rise in Australia, and with more and more pro-gun members in our State and Federal parliaments, we decided that it was time to take a trip to the land of the free and the home of the gun. At the end of last […]

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NSW on track for 1 million guns

As the NSW government moves to water down the state’s gun laws and a new gun amnesty starts, figures obtained by the Greens show that NSW is on a dangerous path towards 1,000,000 registered guns by 2020. Official figures obtained from the Police Firearms Registry shows that on 16 May 2015 the number of registered guns in […]

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Denver, Colorado – what we have seen

On April 20 1999 the Columbine Massacre happened in a suburban school in Denver, Colorado. It is a tragic story that everyone remembers. Two students used semi-automatic and repeat-action firearms to kill 12 students and a teacher. Tom Mauser, whose son Daniel was killed at Columbine, remembers having a conversation with his son not long […]

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Guns tour of America: First stop Texas

On August 1 this year, exactly 50 years after a student shot 49 people at the University of Texas, the Texas legislature finally passed laws regulating guns on university campuses. Remarkably, they didn’t ban guns on campus or requiremore stringent background tests before people got access to weapons. Instead laws were passed to allow concealed carry on all Texas university campuses. So it […]

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Greens MP embarks on guns tour of Trump’s America

  Greens MP David Shoebridge will be beginning a trip to Trump’s America today to discuss gun control policies, compare the two countries’ gun lobbies and what it might all mean under a Trump Administration. While Australia is considered by many the envy of the world when it comes to gun control laws, there is […]

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Coalition Government hand in hand with the gun lobby to tear down the National Firearms Agreement

In a rare insight into the gun lobby’s shopping list, minutes from meetings between the Federal Justice Minister and a secretive “firearms industry reference group” show the Coalition Government working with the gun lobby to tear down the National Firearms Agreement. The gun lobby’s wish list includes importing more and more lethal firearms, increasing children’s […]

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Baird government’s sneaky move to tear down the National Adler ban

Baird’s backflip on the reclassification and importation of the Adler A110 shotgun will put community safety at risk and tear down the National Firearms Agreement. Today’s announcement sees the Baird government pretending to support the importation ban while working to reclassify the weapon to facilitate its importation. Ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with State and Federal […]

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