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18 April 2002

Age (Melbourne)

Prime Minister John Howard said last night he wanted to toughen handgun laws, declaring: I hate guns. Mr Howard, spurred by a spate of shootings in recent weeks, has asked his own department, the Justice Department and the Attorney-General's Department for advice on ways to tighten handgun import laws. The Prime Minister's intervention comes as police chiefs attending the Australasian police commissioners conference in Adelaide discuss strategies to seize illegal guns... (

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