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Australia

12 March 2012

West Australian (Perth)

In the wake of the Port Arthur massacre in April 1996 the Federal government and all Australasian police ministers signed up to the National Firearms Agreement. The intent of the agreement was to tighten gun control through the restriction of certain categories of firearms, through better screening of applicants and through a more rigorous assessment of genuine need. The agreement included an amnesty and buyback scheme for firearms with the focus on reducing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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