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7 August 2009

ABC Radio News (Australia), Transcript

ASHLEY HALL — When police released the details of the alleged terrorism plot they foiled this week in Melbourne, they claimed that the would-be attackers were planning to use automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Long-barrelled semi-automatic weapons were outlawed by John Howard after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 and there was a crackdown on semi-automatic handguns after the Monash University shooting seven years ago. Nonetheless, criminologists say there are... (

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