Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman has stood by a plan to weaken the state's guns laws, adamant the reform won't compromise a national firearms agreement.
The re-elected Liberals want to double the duration of some gun licenses to 10 years and make weapons, such as pump-action shotguns, more readily available.
Their policy was revealed by media the day before Saturday's poll, sparking calls the party tried to hide it.
The proposed changes were released to the gun lobby weeks before the vote but not published on the party's website.
"We said very clearly we respect this is a sensitive area of policy reform," Mr Hodgman said on Tuesday.
"Any suggestion this can be done or would be done surreptitiously is false. It will be done under changes with the most robust scrutiny and it will happen."
Mr Hodgman said the state government would not defy a 1996 national firearms deal struck after the Port Arthur massacre, in which 35 people died.
The premier has previously said the proposed laws would help Tasmanian farmers control pest animals.
"Of course we are all sensitive to what has happened in our state and I respect the fact that people's emotions are still very raw," he said.
At his first press conference since the weekend's victory, Mr Hodgman hit out at claims from Labor and Greens that the Liberals bought the election win through a big-spending campaign funded by pokies barons.
"Without doubt, this was an emphatic victory for a majority Liberal government," he said.
"It is patronising for anyone to state that an election could be bought or that people's votes could be bought."
He brushed off accusations the Liberals spent $5 million on ads, accusing other parties of being "out of touch" with voters.
The Liberals have won at least 13 of 25 lower house seats, with Labor securing nine and the Greens one. Two remain undecided.
Nearly 85 per cent of the vote has been counted but the final make-up of the parliament may not be known until late next week.
Labor campaigned heavily on a bold policy to phase out poker machines from the state's pubs and clubs by 2023.
The Liberals, in contrast, want to keep the machines in all venues until at least 2043.
Mr Hodgman announced a state funeral would be held on Friday for close friend and the state's former attorney-general Vanessa Goodwin.
Dr Goodwin, 48, died on election day after a battle with brain cancer.
"She will be carried in our hearts and will continue to motivate and inspire us as to how we can be the very best government we can be," Mr Hodgman said.
Australian Associated Press