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Gun Theft Figures Confirm Need to Dump Liberals’ Dangerous Policy

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Police spokesperson

The report released today by Gun Control Australia shows firearms thefts have doubled over the last decade. Even more concerning, Tasmania showed a far higher number of guns stolen per capita than any other Australian state.

Gun Control Australia’s research shows 8% of all gun thefts happen in Tasmania, even though only 2% of the national population live here.

Gun Safety Bill A Priority

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police spokesperson

The Greens will debate an amendment to the Firearms Act in Parliament this week that aims to improve community safety. 

A new shotgun on the market, the Adler 110, can fire off 6 shots in about 6 seconds and can be legally owned by anyone with a gun licence in Tasmania. At least 7,000 have been purchased in Australia, and several hundred of these are estimated to be in Tasmania.

Greens Firearms Bill to Keep Community Safer

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police and Emergency Management spokesperson

The Tasmanian Greens tabled a Bill in parliament today to amend the Firearms Act. The purpose of the Firearms Amendment (Rapid Fire Shotguns – Community Safety) Bill 2015 is to help ensure a safe community. 

Last week we wrote to the Premier and Opposition Leader and invited them to partner with the Greens on this Bill.

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