Australia

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.

Along with today's announcements that the government would seek to introduce a facial-recognition database and a 14-day detention period without charge, Turnbull has defended the legacy of predecessor John Howard.

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2 thoughts on “Solving gun crime is bigger than amnesties and crackdowns: violence prevention expert

  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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