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24 October 2006

ABC News (Australia)

The introduction of Australia's tough new gun laws in 1996 has done little to reduce the rate of gun murder or suicide. The new laws — which were accompanied by a $500 million buyback of more than 600,000 guns — came after the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania, where 35 people were gunned down. A study, prepared by Australian pro-gun lobbyists and published in the British Journal of Criminology, argues that the money spent on the buyback would have been better... (

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