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Australia

6 December 2002

Age (Melbourne)

About 500 types of handguns will be banned from July 1 under a deal brokered yesterday by Prime Minister John Howard and Victorian Premier Steve Bracks. The ban is three times tougher than the proposal put forward by federal and state police ministers last week. A six-month amnesty for shooters to hand in illegal handguns and a government buy-back scheme will begin on July 1. The agreement comes seven weeks after a licensed shooter killed two students and injured... (GunPolicy.org)

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