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Australia,United States

17 April 2007

Agence France Presse

SYDNEY — Prime Minister John Howard, responding to a deadly rampage at a US university, said Tuesday that strict controls after one of the world's worst massacres by a lone gunman had helped Australia avoid a US-style "gun culture." Howard ordered tougher controls after Martin Bryant killed 35 people in a shooting spree through Port Arthur in Tasmania in 1996. "We had a terrible incident at Port Arthur," he said. "But it is the case that 11 years ago we took... (GunPolicy.org)

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