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23 October 2006

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

Labor has demanded Prime Minister John Howard push for uniform gun laws in the Pacific islands as illegal arms proliferation threatens the region's stability. Weapons experts estimate there are 120,000 unlawful guns in the region, acquired by civilians through military and police rings. Bob Sercombe, the Opposition spokesman for overseas aid and Pacific island affairs, said illegal guns fuelled political conflict, tribal warfare, and domestic violence. Labor's call... (

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