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Students, teachers and politicians stood in solidarity with U.S protestors against gun violence at the #Neveragain rally in Sydney on Friday afternoon.
Gun Control Australia hosted the rally which sought to defend current legislation against companies and political parties looking to dilute Australian gun laws.
Following the Parkland School shooting last month, survivors, their families and supporters were set to rally in Washington DC on Saturday as part of March for Our Lives, which calls on US lawmakers to do more on gun control.
The shooting left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida.
Sam Lee, an activist from Gun Control Australia stressed the dangers to Australian legislation. "Our laws here in Australia are in big trouble, they're slipping away in each state and territory," she said.
"The legal scaffolding is collapsing."
Ms. Lee is concerned Australia's gun control laws could be changed with the influence of external organisations.
"Gun manufacturers are trying to find new markets in Australia and wanting to weaken laws so they can get more guns out there," she said.
The #Neveragain rally was aimed at ensuring legislation was not changed to allow softer laws on firearms and the re-introduction of guns into communities.
"Our main project this year is to change the conversation around our gun laws, to inform the public that our gun laws are in trouble and that they weren't set in stone back in 1996."
Gun control was strengthened in 1996 following the Port Arthur massacre which saw the shooting deaths of 35 people.
Australia is a model for gun reform worldwide, however, State Greens MP David Shoebridge does not think the transition will be as smooth.
"I don’t think we can impose Australia's gun control model on the U.S, it wont work," he said.
However, he said Australia needed to remain an example for the world.
"If the world loses Australia and our gun control laws, what's the model for the United States?" he said. "It shows the U.S people there's an answer to gun violence."
There have been six mass shootings where four or more people have died in America this year, students are now subject to security checks, metal detectors and transparent backpacks.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) refuses to give in to reforms as the right to bear arms is embedded in the American Constitution.
Mass shootings increase the popularity of guns in America with a spike in sales following a killing.
"One of the most tragic features of America's diseased gun culture is that every time there is a mass killing there is a mass sale, often of the same firearm used in the killing," Mr. Shoebridge said.
Since the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre, America has had 56 mass shootings where four or more people have been killed. Australia, on the other hand, has had zero.
"The best answer to a bad guy with a gun is to take the gun off him," he said.