The Greens have called for the passage of the new law to be overturned, after an Australian Medical Association survey found that more than half of all Australians think that gun laws should be left up to the states.
The group also said it believed that the law should be repealed.
The gun control bill, known as the Background Check Act, was passed by the Senate on Wednesday night, with the majority of senators voting in favour.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young said she supported the move.
“This is not just about reducing crime.
This is about protecting the rights of our community, which is the bedrock of our democracy,” she said.
“What we have seen over the last four years is an attack on our right to defend ourselves and our families.”
The Australian Medical Assocation’s survey found 57 per cent of respondents felt that the new laws were “unfair, unnecessary and unnecessarily burdensome”, with the survey also finding that a majority of people were not sure what would happen if the laws were overturned.
A spokesperson for the AMA said the survey’s findings were a “misleading and misleading assessment” of the law.
“The AMA has never advocated for the repeal of the laws, and does not support any particular form of legislation,” the spokesperson said.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has also been criticised by the Greens for its “inadequate” handling of the election.
“These laws are a major step towards protecting our communities, our families, and our right of privacy,” Senator Hanson-Wilde said.