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Tighter gun laws, not mandatory sentencing needed to make Australians safer.

Penny Wright 17 Aug 2015

Australian Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs Senator Penny Wright says tighter gun laws, not mandatory sentencing for firearm offences, are needed to keep Australians safe.

Senator Wright will today move an amendment in the Senate to remove a five year mandatory sentence for firearm trafficking.

Senator Wright said that mandatory sentencing is unfair, ineffective and undermines longstanding legal principles, pointing out that "if the Government were really serious about cracking down on firearms they would not be cutting deals with crossbenchers to let firearms in."

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Dangerous shotgun should not be allowed in Australia

Penny Wright 12 Aug 2015

The Australian Green's spokesperson on legal affairs has condemned the Federal Government's decision to allow the ban on the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun to expire in a year.

Justice Minister, Michael Keenan, today stated the current ban will expire in a year.

Senator Wright said the Adler was a dangerous weapon and serious restrictions were needed for its ownership and use if the gun is to be imported into Australia.

"This gun would pose a huge threat to the safety of Australians in the wrong hands," Senator Wright said.

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