The Australian Medical Association (AMA), has recently come out as experts on gun control and on how to reduce gun- related violence. This was apparent when the AMA called for ownership restrictions to be tightened, and for the establishment of a real-time national firearms register.
However, despite its noble intentions, this organisation’s knowledge of policies counteracting gun violence is painstakingly limited.
Consider AMA President Michael Gannon’s recent comments.
Gannon first stated that there are many as 6 million illegal firearms in Australia. He then went on to say; “Restricting access to firearms reduces the risk of impulsive purchase and use of guns, and their use in intentional acts of violence, including suicide.”… [read more]