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Gun Laws Inquiry

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Police spokesperson

The Liberals continue to pander to the powerful gun lobby, moving today to set up a Parliamentary inquiry into gun laws after walking away from their secretive pre-election policy last week and the Legislative Council scrapping its flawed inquiry as a result.

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.

Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police and Emergency Management spokesperson

Tasmanians have a right to know what position Police Minister, Rene Hidding, will take to a COAG meeting in Melbourne tomorrow, where a move to end the moratorium on importations of the Adler 8-shot shotgun will be on the agenda.

The Greens are strongly against any push to weaken the classification of the rapid fire Adler and weaken the nation's strong gun laws.  The Tasmanian Government should strongly oppose this move at the Ministerial meeting in Melbourne.

Restricting the 6-shot Adler

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police and Emergency Management spokesperson

The Minister is refusing to take action to protect the community from the rapid fire 6-shot Adler shotgun, and is confusing the issue by only talking about the 8-shot Adler.

It’s a core responsibility of government to keep the community safe. The Minister is trying to hide behind “national discussions” to avoid making a decision, but the 6-shot Adler is here and we need to act now.

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