“When it comes to gun laws we either defend them or we let them fall apart like happened in the US. The US didn’t lose the war on guns and firearms at one moment. It was eaten away by the gun lobby with one law after another law after another law. What was billed as a minor reform after minor reform after minor reform and they finally got to where they are now, a society saturated in firearms . . .
“Those of us in the gun control [movement] in Australia see what happened in the United States, and that’s why we take a very vigilant approach to any watering down of our gun laws.” – NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge in Gun control advocates warn ‘chain reaction’ eroding Howard’s gun laws [via abc.net.au]