Ownership and Possession - 1993

AGM. 28.4.93.

Ownership and possession of firearms are not rights under Australian law, nor under the international human rights convention - nor should they be. Legal possession of a firearm is a privilege granted to individuals which should be subject to strict regulation. Procedural aspects of the enforcement of firearm laws may at times raise civil liberties concerns, but having a firearm is not in itself a civil right.