The legal right to self defence in Australia.

The legal right to self defence in Australia.

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Keith Burgess started this petition to Committee Secretary Standing Committee on Petitions PO Box 6021 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 and

At this present time possessing any object specifically for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal, is a criminal offence in Australia. There are many women, raped and/or murdered, who would have been liable to prosecution had they been carrying anything that might have saved them.

It is illegal for Licensed gun owners in Australia to use their firearm for self defence or for the defence of their family in an armed home invasion.

It should be a human right to be able to defend yourself against an armed assailant, or against a stronger unarmed assailant. Citizens should be legally able to carry either or both Pepper Spray or a Taser for defence. Gun owners should have the right to use their guns for self defence & for the defence of their family in an armed home invasion.

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