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All MPs must stare down Nationals call to import American gun culture

All members of Parliament in this country must put community safety first and stare down the Nationals call for self-defence to be considered a valid reason to own a gun.

Australia is fortunate enough to have some of the strongest gun laws in the world, allowing access to guns for self-defence would import America’s dangerous gun culture.

Greens  NSW Senator and Gun Control Spokesperson Lee Rhiannon said:

“The Prime Minister needs to grow a spine, stand up to the Nationals and reinforce his government’s commitment to the National Firearms Agreement.

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Labor back Liberal/Nationals to vote down Greens motion on gun control

The Senate has voted down a motion put by Greens spokesperson for gun control Senator Lee Rhiannon. 

Senator Rhiannon said, “The recently announced gun amnesty is welcome news and it was disappointing that the Coalition and Labor did not demonstrate their commitment to gun law reform by voting in favour of this motion. 

“The Greens want to strengthen and maintain the National Firearms Agreement, so that all semi-auto handguns and dangerous rapid fire guns like the Adler shotgun are banned. 

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