“The Adler is currently classified along with old-style low-powered hunting shotguns — category A firearm — but in reality the Adler is a modern firearm that looks and operates like a semiautomatic weapon,” said Prof Watson of Curtin University’
Prof Watson said the green light for five-shot imports coincided with the Abbott government winning support in August 2015 from pro-gun senator David Leyonhjelm on separate asylum seeker legislation.
The Adler 110 lever-action shotgun: modified it is the drive-by shooting weapon of choice.
Now Abbott is castigating Turnbull doing deals with Leyonhjelm.
The man is turning political opportunism into an art form.
Prof Watson also said the green light for five-shot imports coincided with the government winning support in August 2015 from pro-gun senator David Leyonhjelm on separate asylum seeker legislation.
An Adelaide gunsmith attracted controversy after his decision to legally modify a shotgun to match the ammunition load of a higher capacity version which was banned from importation last year.
Earlier today, Mr Turnbull indicated the lifting of the gun’s prohibition was still on the negotiating table while also declaring a ban on the rapid-fire shotgun “set in stone”
“I’m not going to speculate about negotiations with senators, I’m certainly not going to negotiate in advance,” the Prime Minister told reporters in Canberra.
Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm said on Tuesday the government had reneged on a deal to end the ban on importing the controversial Adler lever-action shotgun into Australia.
Pro-gun, pro-smoking Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm
Senator Leyonhjelm warned he wouldn’t vote to reinstate the government’s construction industry watchdog unless Mr Turnbull agreed to allow the gun to be imported into Australia.
It’s good that we have a Senate is a more accurate reflection of the democratic wishes of the Australian electorate. It’s not so good that the price for this is having people like David Leyonhjelm in the Senate.