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Oct 4, 2017

Solving gun crime is bigger than amnesties and crackdowns: violence prevention expert

Broader factors need to be fed into the gun-control debate, argue those who study its Australian context.

Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter

What is a gun amnesty?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested Australian gun laws could be tightened, warning against a “set and forget” mentality when it comes to firearms and national security. However, experts and lobbyists warn that Turnbull’s message doesn’t get to the complexity of the issue.

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  1. Srs21

    Well said , Jeff Bourman. Licensing is good, and 28 days is a great cooling down period.

  2. [email protected]

    Did McPhedran mention her close association with the Shooters Union and Sporting Shooters of Australia? Seems relevant.

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