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Get guns off our streets: Greens

Media Release
Penny Wright 23 Apr 2014

The Greens will push for an Inquiry into the proliferation of illegal firearms in Australia when Parliament resumes.   

“The Australian Greens have long championed tighter gun control laws, including a ban on the importation, ownership, possession and use of semi-automatic handguns,” said Australian Greens Legal Affairs Spokesperson, Senator Penny Wright.

“As reported by ABC 7:30 last night, there is a flourishing illicit firearms trade in our country which will only grow if stronger action is not taken to curb its proliferation.   

“Reports of guns being imported in parts, to avoid detection, are extremely concerning, as is the use of 3D printers to manufacture plastic guns that cannot be discovered by metal detectors.     

“With as many as half a million illicit weapons on Australia’s streets and gun violence wreaking havoc in our communities, the time for action is well and truly here. 

“The Australian Greens will be moving for an Inquiry into the illicit firearms market when Parliament resumes so we can determine what action the Federal Government needs to take to get guns off our streets and make our communities safer.”

Further detail about the Australian Greens gun control policy can be found here

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