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Motion: Gun control

Lee Rhiannon 13 Apr 2018

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:10): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) former Prime Minister, Mr John Howard, and former Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Tim Fischer, led the introduction of the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) in 1996,

   (ii) a 2016 study, Association Between Gun Law Reforms and Intentional Firearm Deaths in Australia, found that in the 20 years since the NFA was implemented, there have been no mass shootings in Australia, and

   (iii) on 24 March 2018, the March for Our Lives took place in the United States of America, calling for stricter controls on firearms; and

(b) congratulates everyone who is making their voice heard on the important issue of reducing violence involving firearms.

Question agreed to.

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