Scrap emotion from gun debate, police told
AAP Daniel McCulloch
© SA POLICE / AAP Emotion must be stripped away from public debate around Australian gun controls Emotion must be stripped away from public debate around Australian gun controls, a national policing summit has heard.
Samara McPhedran, a Griffith University senior researcher and chair of Women in Shooting and Hunting (WiSH), says emotions have muddied the crafting of firearm regulations.
"Unfortunately, many decisions in this area seem driven by emotion rather than informed debate," Dr McPhedran told police forces and counter-terror experts in Sydney on Thursday.
"And we seem to struggle to inform our thinking as the world changes around us."