Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Gun Policy

Update on SB 182 : this bill, which will make it legal to carry firearms on campuses of higher education, is still currently in the Criminal Justice committee. It can be assumed that this bill is not high on the priority list or that is being heavily debated to further its likelihood of success in the Senate and House. Further updates are to come as the bill continues in the Texas Legislature.

What does a law like this look like in other parts of the world? Well I studied abroad in the summer of 2011 at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I decided to look into what kinds of laws this university has about firearms. I could not find anything, which then made me believe that the state laws could have something to do with it.

I looked at the Victoria state website and it outlines the guidelines to receive a license to possess and carry a firearm. However, there is not any information outlining where one can and cannot carry their firearms, which then makes me assume that Victoria, Australia does not have the same issues as the United States does in terms of guns.

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Blog Post #3
Cody Coke
Topic: Guns on college campuses bill, SB 182

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