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24 October 2002

Sydney Morning Herald

Most mass shootings are committed with legal handguns by people with no criminal records, according to research given to premiers and the Prime Minister last night. Harvard University research shows that only two of the world's 10 deadliest mass shootings were carried out with illegal weapons — those at Port Arthur in 1996 and Columbine High School, Colorado, in 1999. A second study, by the New Zealand Mental Health Commission, found that 87 per cent of victims of... (

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