For almost 20 years, since the Port Arthur Massacre, Australia has maintained strict gun laws, however, following the deadly Martin Place Siege, of December 2014, a ban on the controversial Turkish Adler shotgun was made.

The review will take place at the Council of the Australian Governments meeting on the 8th of April where the temporary ban will either be extended, or lifted altogether.

Greens MP and Firearms Spokesperson David Shoebridge, commented on the ban and the repercussions that could occur if it were to be lifted.

Interview conducted with David Shoebridge.

Sources:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-06/rapid-fire-shotgun-heading-to-australia-after-sidestepping-ban/6831360

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/adler-110-leveraction-shotgun-designed-to-circumvent-tough-gun-laws-says-antigun-lobby/news-story/9dcfccf4831f2fff5a38978a606de600

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/oct/06/import-of-new-fast-and-furious-shotgun-sidesteps-year-long-federal-ban

http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2016/03/04/imports-adlershotgun-pouring-aust/

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/ban-on-adler-shotgun-expected-to-be-lifted/news-story/e501b3103038beed2dad31336fe6553c

 

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