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29 April 2002

Australian Associated Press

SYDNEY — Gun control lobbyists have called for a ban on semi-automatic handguns in the wake of Friday's massacre in Germany and amid reports that gun related crime has increased 40 per cent since the Port Arthur tragedy. But the call was met with an ambivalent response from NSW Police Minister Michael Costa and dismissed by gun owner groups as predictable. The push came with the release of NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics figures that show serious gun related crime... (

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