Call for review of gun licence laws

Australia’s gun laws need an urgent review because rapid-fire weapons like the one used by the alleged Christchurch shooter are legally available to hunters and sport shooters.
Gun Control Australia says the existing firearm categorisation system is outdated and has led to high-powered guns flooding the recreational hunting and sport shooting market.
“These firearms pose a significant risk to community safety as they are capable of causing multiple fatalities within a short period of time,” the lobby group’s president Sam Lee said on Tuesday.
“Most Australians don’t realise that our world-leading gun laws are being strategically dismantled as a result of decades of pressure from the well-funded and powerful gun lobby.”
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