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15 December 2006

West Australian (Perth), Letter

As authors of Gun Laws and Sudden Death: Did the Australian Firearms Legislation of 1996 Make a Difference (British Journal of Criminology, October 2006), we welcome the latest in a line of studies demonstrating that the 1996 buyback did not impact on firearm homicide. Simon Chapman, former convenor of an anti-gun lobby group, and Philip Alpers, long-time gun prohibitionist, used different statistics to arrive at virtually identical results to ours: the pre-existing... (

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