Posted June 06, 2019 14:14:30The Australian National Party’s (ANP) government is facing a backlash over a range of controversial gun laws.
The ANP is facing criticism after introducing a bill to make it a crime for people with mental health problems to own firearms.
Key points:The gun bill has sparked a backlash from gun ownersThe government has rejected claims the bill could lead to gun violence and terrorismThe bill was defeated in the Senate yesterdayThe ANT’s proposed gun bill would allow for the ownership of a “militia” of up to 10 people and allows them to carry firearms with their own ammunition.
The gun legislation is the first of its kind in Australia.
The bill, which is being backed by the ANP and the Shooters’ Party, will be debated in the Upper House of Parliament today.
It is understood the legislation will not have a majority in the upper house, but will likely pass.
However, some gun owners have said the bill is not enough to stop the mass shooting in the city of Sutherland.
“This bill is a slap in the face to gun owners in Australia,” said Gun Owners NSW president Peter Collinson.
“It’s a big step backwards for the Second Amendment in this country.”
The gun lobby and the government want to see people get hurt and people die, and they want to turn the gun debate into something that’s more about the killing and the mass killings.
“The government rejected claims that the bill would lead to mass shooting, with a spokesman saying it would not.”
These proposals are designed to limit the number of firearms in the hands of criminals, terrorists and other criminals,” the spokesman said.”
No legislation has been introduced in Australia that would prevent a firearm being used by a responsible gun owner to defend themselves or to protect themselves and their family members.
“There is a strong case to be made for a robust gun control package in this Parliament.”
In a statement, the ANT said its aim was “to make sure that gun owners who are unable to defend their homes, families and businesses from violent criminals do not have access to firearms”.
The bill also includes a provision allowing gun owners to apply to have their weapons confiscated if they commit an offence.
The National Firearms Agreement was a landmark agreement in 2015 between the Australian Government and the United States which established a “one-stop-shop” for the transfer of firearms.
The agreement, which was signed by the President and first lady of the United State, Michelle Obama, gave Australia the ability to confiscate and return to the US weapons.