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23 October 2006

Australian Associated Press

Australia's guns buyback has not reduced rates of gun murder or suicide, a new study says. The paper, published in the British Journal of Criminology and written by pro-gun lobbyists Jeanine Baker and Samara McPhedran, found the buyback of 640,000 guns at a cost of some $500 million failed to make Australia safer. That contrasts with the views of other studies and Prime Minister John Howard, who say the guns buyback has made Australia safer. The buyback and tough... (

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