Why the gun debate needs to move away from simplistic ideas of ‘good’ and ‘bad’


In the lead-up to the Tasmanian election, one issue proved particularly incendiary.

Right before the vote on Saturday, the incumbent Liberal government was accused of having a hidden plan to “water down” the state’s gun laws.

  • Dr Samara McPhedran
  • The Conversation

Much was made of the long-running Firearms Consultative Committee’s perceived role in shaping the policy.

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Cue politicians beating their chests, Twitter outrage and international news coverage.

The interesting aspect…

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