8 Apr 2024

Minister responsible for firearms accused of misleading public on guns

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 8 April 2024

The Minister responsible for firearms is being accused of misleading the public over the number of people allowed to have prohibited semi-automatics.

Military-style semi-automatics and centrefire rifles were banned after the March 15 terror attacks excepting a few carve outs for pest control and gun collectors.

Associate Justice Minister Nicole McKee has repeatedly said more than 6600 people are still licensed to possess them.

Political reporter Anneke Smith has been looking into the data.