Australian Greens Gun Control Spokesperson, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, has commented on reports that Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party has been meeting the National Rifle Assocation and offering to weaken Australia’s gun laws in exchange for political donations.
Senator Faruqi said:
“Reports showing that One Nation was trying to get political donations and support from the National Rifle Association in exchange for weakening gun laws is a dire warning for Australia.
“This just shows how craven the One Nation party is, in their pursuit of power they are willing to make us less safe by weakening our strong gun laws.
“This is particularly concerning in the wake of the recent horrific massacre of 50 innocent people in Christchurch.
“If the Liberal Party has any regard for the safety of Australians they must commit to putting Pauline Hanson’s One Nation last on their ticket.
“This is not a new problem, we know political parties have received hundreds of thousands of dollars gun lobbyists and manufacturers.
“We have become a little complacent about gun control in Australia.and there are people and political parties like One Nation who are trying to take advantage of that.
“We need to strengthen gun laws as a priority and ban all political donations from the gun industry” she concluded.