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Major parties being bought by the gun lobby

Both Labor and the Coalition have been caught with their hands in the pocket of the gun lobby, with election funding data revealing the gun lobby has donated $353,000 to Australian political parties in the 2015-16 financial year. While Bob Katter’s Party, the Shooters Fishers and Farmers, and David Leyonhjelm’s Liberal Democrats unsurprisingly top the […]

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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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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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