Coalition to crack down on gun crime

Coalition to crack down on gun crime

Opposition Leader┬áTony Abbott has announced a Coalition government will spend an extra $100 million for customs screening, if it wins this year’s election.

The funding is part of a three-pronged plan which also includes granting a minimum mandatory 5-year sentence to anyone involved in the illegal importation of guns.

Mr Abbott says the Coalition is committed to reducing gun crime, unlike the Labor party.

He says illegal gun trading has increased under the Labor government, due to funding cuts at customs.

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