Anti-gun move slammed by women’s committee

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 minutes and agencies

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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