Gun violence: an update

Australia New South Wales
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Over the past year, there have been a large number of shootings, including drive-by shootings, in South-Western and Western Sydney.

This has given rise to great concern in the community. NSW Police have set up a special taskforce to tackle gun violence. In addition, on 14 February 2012, the NSW Government announced a number of legislative reforms. These reforms will be contained in three bills:

  • Crimes Amendment (Consorting and Organised Crime) Bill 2012 (introduced on 14 February);
  • Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Bill 2012 (introduced on 15 February);
  • Firearms Amendment (Ammunition Control) Bill 2012 (introduced on 15 February).
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