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Rath, Abigail and Gareth Griffith. 1999 ‘Executive Summary.’ Firearms Regulation: An Update; Background Paper 5/99, p. I. Sydney: NSW Parliamentary Library. 1 October

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This briefing paper provides an update of developments in firearms regulation in Australia and overseas since May 1996. This history of firearms laws in New South Wales, the events leading to the reform of those laws, and the arguments for and against gun control were discussed in the 1996 briefing paper Gun Control Historical Perspective and Contemporary Overview.

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Overview of the Firearms Act 1997 and the Firearms (General) Regulation 1997
3. Comparison of the NSW Firearms Laws with the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms
4. Comparative overview - Firearms Legislation in other States and Territories
5. The number of Firearms and Firearm Owners
6. The impact of the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms
7. Proposals for Amendments to the new Firearms Laws
8. Overseas Developments
9. Conclusions

APPENDIX A
Resolutions of the Australasian Police Ministers' Council Special Firearms meeting Canberra, 10 May 1996

APPENDIX B
Publicly available resolutions of the Australasian Police Ministers Council made on 17 July 1996

APPENDIX C
Resolution of the Australasian Police Ministers council made on 15 November 1996 in relation to Clay Target Shooters

APPENDIX D
Detailed comparison of NSW Firearms Legislation with the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms

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