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"Pump-action shotguns are military weapons. They do not have any role in real competitive shooting in terms of accuracy and they are not necessary for shooting sports."
Mr Browne said the changes should be vigorously resisted because they put the entire community at risk.
"Shotguns are extremely lethal at killing and injuring people at short to medium range," he said.
He said pump-action shotguns presented a significant danger to police.
"It means that the person with the gun is better armed than the police," he said.
Mr Browne said the laws that were enacted in 1996 remained as appropriate today and there should not be any need to make them any less stringent.