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Australia

29 September 2002

ABC News (Australia)

A spokeswoman for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) says the Prime Minister, John Howard, and his team arrived at Sydney airport yesterday morning. A member of Mr Howard's protection team was having his firearm checked by customs staff when the gun was accidentally fired. She says it is not yet known if the AFP officer was holding the gun when it fired, but the check-in procedure often involves pulling the weapon apart. The spokeswoman says the gun was in a bag... (GunPolicy.org)

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