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Tight gun control rejected by lobby?

Posted by: 2UE | 20 December, 2012 - 8:07 AM
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Concerns have been raised about the make-up of a committee advising the state government on gun laws.

A leaked report shows police wanted to tighten the rules to include banning serious criminals from buying one all together.

But it was rejected by a committee which is advising the government on the reforms, which happens to be made of pro-gun activists.

The panel is made-up of members of the Shooters Lobby, which has already rejected a proposal, that would have significantly tightened the rules around buying and using a gun.

Greens MP David Shoebridge has told Stuart Bocking the panel's view is unbalanced and the Government's being held to ransom.

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It comes as Sydney police comb over the scene of a fifth shooting in less than 48 hours - this time at Panania.

A woman and several teenagers were inside the Lawler Street house when the gunman opened fire but no one has been injured.

Detectives don't think it's linked to this week's other shootings.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • So the Greens hop onto another band-wagon to try and make themselves appear relevent.

    David T. Thursday 20 December, 2012 - 2:15 PM

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