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...

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...
NSW on track for 1 million guns

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...
Denver, Colorado – what we have seen

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...
Guns tour of America: First stop Texas

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...