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Another violent video shows need for tougher gun control

A video that violently threatens a high profile gun control advocate is deeply disturbing and illustrates a growing gun culture in Australia. The individuals in the video have previously been referred to the NSW Police for posting violent videos aimed at racial and religious minorities and the Greens The Greens are calling for reform to […]

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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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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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Stronger NSW gun laws in the firing line

As part of a public relations response to gang crime and drive-by shootings, the NSW Government recently introduced legislation to tighten controls for the sale and purchase of ammunition. However, this tightening of NSW gun laws is under threat from a gap in existing regulations and pressure from the Nationals and Shooters & Fishers Party.

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Shooters Propaganda Enters Public Schools

The Game Council has been caught distributing pro-shooting and hunting propaganda to a NSW primary school including graphic pictures of young people with guns together with slaughtered rabbits, goats, pigs, cats and dogs. The material is part of an ongoing campaign by the Game Council to normalise a gun culture in NSW that the Greens […]

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O’Farrell’s sweet pay off for Shooters Party

Just days after the Shooters Party’s support of the government’s public sector wages legislation, the government has opened up more than 140 State Forests for recreational hunting for an unprecedented 10 years. Legislation brought before parliament by the Shooters Party could see a relaxing of regulations regarding air rifles.

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Animal cruelty by recreational hunters

This is the transcript of an adjournment speech David gave in the NSW Legislative Council on 16 June 2011. The original can be found here. The Australian Government report entitled “Assessing Invasive Animals in Australia 2008” identified that invasive pest animals in Australia are estimated to cause losses in excess of $1 billion per year through […]

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Guns and gun crime on the rise – action needed

Following reports of the theft of firearms and ammunition from Salt Ash in the Hunter, NSW Greens MP David Shpebridge has called for tougher action from the new government on gun control, particularly a ban on semi-automatic handguns. (Newcastle Herald) “Guns, in the hands of people, kill people. Less guns means less gun-related crime,” Mr Shoebridge […]

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