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Russell Mark says sporting shooters facing discrimination after Sandy Hook
Gold medal winning Olympic shooter Russell Mark has criticised the pressure being put on the sport shooting industry in the wake of the Sandy Hook primary school shooting.
Speaking with Nick McCallum, Russell Mark said Australia already had some of the toughest gun laws in the world, and legitimate sporting shooters are being discriminated against.
"(The current laws) are not right by any means," he said.
"Our laws on semi-automatic rifles are the strictest in the world and they're not quite right. There are some legitimate people that still struggle with this."
Russell Mark said there was an ‘analogy’ being drawn between law abiding Australian firearms owners are ‘some maniac running around in a kindergarten in the United States’, and he was disgusted that two Victorian schools were criticised for taking students on a shooting range excursion days after the Connecticut shooting.
"I think responsible gun ownership is what's in the mind of every single Australian that owns a firearm," he said.
"Every single person that I know would like to see someone that uses a firearm irresponsibly or unlawfully punished more, but I don't think anyone wants to see more and more restrictions put into place."
LISTEN: Russell Mark speaks with Nick McCallum:
Russell Marks is the very moderate voice of target shooting in Australia. You should also get the opinion of conservation hunters and then begin to see how the 1996 Howard gun-hate laws have allowed the proliferation of feral animals, to the detriment of public safety/livestock welfare (from wild dogs) and seriously affected our unique fauna survival just by his banning of .22 rim-fire/pea-rifle self-loaders and pump-action shotguns!
I predict the air would be "blue" if you did....!BigBunny Saturday 5 January, 2013 - 2:56 PM
So let's close down sporting shooters. Big deal no loss. Marks should get a real job and stop complaining.Ivan@Kinnane Friday 4 January, 2013 - 3:10 PM
Is Russell Mark the spokesperson for Australian sporting shooters, he always seems to have something to say. Causing a broo haa over the fact he could not share sleeping quarters with his wife at the Olympics, facing severe criticism over showing his 4 year old son how to hold a large gun and shoot it and now saying legitimate shooters are being dicriminated against. He certainly loves to get his head on the news.Gloria Friday 28 December, 2012 - 1:31 PM
It's quite easy - try taking up a different "sport".Peter Hillster Thursday 27 December, 2012 - 6:39 PM