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MANDATORY five-year jail terms for illegal firearm possession (Australia)

Paying attention to Australia provides a glimpse into the future of gun control in Amerika unless we all remain vigilant.

Article:
MANDATORY five-year jail terms for illegal firearm possession would reduce gun crime in Sydney say a growing number of police fed up with what they say is light sentencing sending the wrong message to criminals.

Senior police and rank and file want harsher penalties for illegal gun possession because criminals are receiving only a fraction of the maximum 14-year penalty.

Police would only speak on the condition of anonymity because of the ''intense political fallout'' when making such calls amid an escalating gun crisis in Sydney.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/police-want-tougher-jail-terms-for...