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18 April 2007

Sydney Morning Herald

The Virginia massacre has prompted fresh calls for more controls to reduce the estimated 250,000 handguns in Australia. State and federal governments have played down the need for tougher gun laws, pointing to a series of tighter controls after Martin Bryant killed 35 people in the Port Arthur shooting massacre. Curbs were again strengthened after a shooting in 2002 at Monash University in which two students were killed. The Prime Minister, John Howard, expressed... (

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