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McKenzie: Gun Control Reform shouldn’t demonise legal gun owners

Media Release | Senator Bridget McKenzie | Senator for Victoria The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said today the demonisation of licensed and responsible firearms owners by the Greens must stop, following the tabling of the Senate’s Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun related violence in Australia. Senator McKenzie said the report, tabled today, found ...

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Australia Needs Harsher Penalties for Gun Theft

We have had enough: Australia NEEDS Harsher Penalties for Gun Theft The anti-gun lobbies are continually claiming that most gun crime is committed using guns stolen from legal firearm owners and they are using these exaggerated claims to support their case for tighter gun controls and bans. Shooters Union of Queensland has decided to put this issue back in the ...

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Canada: Firearm homicides down by 25%

Statistics Canada have released figures for the first full year after the abolition of the longarms registry.  Quite predictably, the murder rate has dropped by 8% and the rate of firearm homicide has decreased by 25%. Nevertheless, the Canadian anti-gun lobby and symapathetic politicians are still pushing to have the totally useless and financially irresponsible registry reinstated.  This is further ...

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SUA Respond to Gun-related Violence Senate Inquiry

SUA has been invited before the Senate Inquiry into Gun-Related Violence in Canberra. You will remember the long-winded-named Senate Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community? SUQ and SUA both put in submissions and as a result, SUA was invited to appear before the inquiry in Canberra. There were two other ...

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SUA President responds to Federal Senate Inquiry into Gun-Related Violence

Senate Inquiry into Gun-related Violence SUA PRESIDENT GRAHAM PARK’S OPENING STATEMENT Senators, Thank you for the invitation to participate. 18 years ago Australia began a huge social experiment. With the stated intent and hope that this experiment in highly restrictive laws would make Australia a safer country using the federally driven National Firearms Agreement (NFA). So began one of the ...

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Senate Enquiry into Semi-automatic Handgun Ban

The federal government has recently announced a Senate inquiry into “The ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community” We consider this to potentially be the worst threat to firearm owners since the Howard government gun-grab. One of the terms of reference identifies “The effect banning semi-automatic handguns would have on the number of illegally ...

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Gun laws fall short in war on crime

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Gun ownership is rising and there is no definitive evidence that a decade of restrictive firearms laws has done anything to reduce weapon-related crime, according to NSW's top criminal statistician. This article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 29/10/05. It was written by Robert Wainwright.

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