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25 July 2011 (Australia) / AAP

The shooting spree in Norway should force Australia to ban semi-automatic handguns, Greens leader Bob Brown says. More than 80 people were killed and scores more injured when a lone gunman opened fire on a Labour Party youth meeting on the island of Utoeya, near the Norwegian capital Oslo. Senator Brown said reports the killer had used a semi-automatic handgun should force a re-think of Australia's laws. "These would not necessarily be prohibited in Australia," he... (

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