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Australia

20 November 2013

Examiner (Tasmania)

Eighty per cent of guns handed in at the weekend's firearm amnesty in Launceston had never been registered, Tasmania Police estimated yesterday. The mobile amnesty, held at the Silverdome, received nearly 200 firearms over two days. Tasmania had some of Australia's weakest firearm laws before the 1996 Port Arthur massacre including no requirement to register longarms. Following the toughening of gun laws, including compulsory registration, Tasmanians registered about... (GunPolicy.org)

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