Women representatives of centre-right and rightwing parties are calling for the rejection of a proposal to restrict access to firearms – to come to a nationwide vote on February 13.This content was published on January 28, 2011 - 14:00
The committee, which claims to represent about 1,000 members, said the anti-gun initiative did nothing to make life safer or to stop the abuse of firearms.
The committee called for the current gun law to be applied consistently.
A nationwide survey carried out at the beginning of the month found that the initiative enjoys strong backing from women.
It was launched by an alliance of non-governmental organisations in 2007 following a series of in high-profile family killings and suicides.
The government, parliament and most political parties recommend rejection of the initiative.
Centre-left parties as well as the women of the centre-right Christian Democratic Party support the proposal.
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