Three years after the Port Arthur tragedy we can assess the strengths and weaknesses of the post-Port Arthur gun laws said Gun Control Australia (GCA). We call upon all Australian governments to remember the suffering and correct the blatant weaknesses in the present gun laws as a means of protecting the public from future gun massacres.
'Despite gun lobby claims to the contrary, stricter gun laws do work' said GCA spokesperson Randy Marshall. 'Although there are still some major weakne...
Victorian Police Minister Mr Bill McGrath is attempting to initiate a major weakening of Victoria's gun laws when he introduced his 'Firearms (Amendment) Bill' into Parliament on Thursday 19th February 1998.
Mr Magrath's Bill was passed by Parliament in April 1998..
1. Allow members of Victoria's large gun club, the Field & Game Association, to have use of semi-automatic shotguns when shooting at ranges.
2. Allow the Police to ignore the 28 day waiting period rule ...