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Rebecca Peters is a political advocate for gun control who served as Director of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) from 2002 to 2010. , Peters was listed on the IANSA board of directors.


Rebecca Peters studied law.Rebecca Peters - The world's foremost gun control activist,, 25 August 2018 (accessed on 31 August 2019)
As chair of the Australian National Coalition for Gun Control at the time of the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, Peters contributed to the introduction of stricter gun control in Australia, working on the homogenization of gun laws across Australia's 8 states, the ban on semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, and a year-long buyback that destroyed nearly 700,000 weapons.UMUT Foundation In a televised debate with Ian McNiven, vice-president of the Firearms Owners Association, the latter declared that guns were necessary for men to defend women against the invasion of Indonesians in Australia, to which she replied that domestic violence was probably a much bigger issue. Thinking his microphone was off, he muttered back «I tell you what, if I was married to Rebecca Peters I'd probably commit domestic violence too», thus exemplifying the gender issue in the gun politics arena.
She worked for the Open Society Institute, a private foundation funded by George Soros. From 2002 to 2010, Rebecca Peters served as Director of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA).
In 2014, she moved to Guatemala to lobby in favor of stricter gun control policies, and to fundraise for the Transitions Foundation of Guatemala, a foundation specialized in helping disabled victims of gun violence.
She has been criticized by the United States National Rifle Association which claims that Peters «is the voice and face of hatred of gun owners and Second Amendment freedoms.»“Meet the Mastermind of the U.N. Global Gun ban Treaty”, April 28, 2006


  • 1996: Australian Human Rights Medal for her contribution to researching, educating and lobbying for gun law reforms in Australia.1996 Human Rights Medal and Awards Winners
  • 2007: Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community as an advocate and campaigner for gun control.

See also

  • Gun politics in Australia
  • Gun politics in the United States
  • Small arms proliferation issues

External links

  • IANSA - official web site
  • Interview following U.S. Massacre at Newtown, Connecticut

Category:Living people
Category:Australian activists
Category:Gun control advocates
Category:Year of birth missing (living people)
Category:Officers of the Order of Australia

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