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30 April 2002

Hobart Mercury (Tasmania)

The Tasmanian Government would consider any national move to strengthen gun laws, Premier Jim Bacon said yesterday. Responding to calls for tighter controls on hand guns, Mr Bacon said if improvements to gun laws were proposed at the Police Ministers Conference in Darwin next month, they would be considered by State Cabinet. We have no intention of watering down gun laws in Tasmania, Mr Bacon said. The Tasmanian Government has been part of a national approach to gun... (

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