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Gun Policy News, 2 May 1996

Australia

2 May 1996

Australian (Sydney)

The Federal Government will push the States next week for new gun laws that ban all automatic and semi-automatic weapons and establish a national gun register following the Port Arthur massacre in which 35 people died. The Prime Minister, Mr Howard, will personally open a meeting of police ministers next Friday and put a strong federal bipartisan position on tougher gun laws. "Those proposals will at a minimum include a proposal for an effective national registration... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

2 May 1996

Reuters

HOBART - Australia's gun lobby said on Thursday a national ban on military-style rifles would not prevent killings such as last weekend's shooting massacre of 35 people in the southern island state of Tasmania. Firearm owners said they would not oppose the proposed ban, advocated by Prime Minister John Howard after he visited the scene of Sunday's shootings at the former convict site of Port Arthur, but insisted the community would be no safer. The pain and anguish of... (GunPolicy.org)

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