Topic archives: firearms

What is a ‘gun amnesty’ anyway? And how is it meant to stop crime?

June 19, 2017 5

Crikey intern Will Ziebell.

How I got my gun licence and joined the duck hunters — in protest

How I got my gun licence and joined the duck hunters — in protest

April 2, 2013 10

Writer and environmental activist Debbie Lustig wasn't allowed to join the Victorian duck hunt without a gun licence and licence to hunt waterfowl. So she got both, and headed off with the hunters -- in protest.

Guns’n’gold on the up as Right takes fright from Obama

Guns’n’gold on the up as Right takes fright from Obama

December 14, 2012 5

The Right in the US is reaching for guns and gold in reaction to the presidential election. Barack Obama's re-election has seen guns and gold sales hit record prices. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

How the US firearms industry targets kids

December 1, 2009

Gun ownership in the US is steadily declining, and firearms manufacturers are desperate to get their wares into kids' hands to ensure the industry's future, using cartoons, magazines and "baby firearms" to encourage a new generation of gun nuts.