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Gun Policy News, 16 April 2011

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16 April 2011

Advertiser (Adelaide)

An SA Police deal to sell its second-hand guns to the American public has outraged victims' groups. It flies in the face of Australia's laws aimed at preventing gun-related violence, victims' groups say. The deal, struck in April 2008, means 2405 Smith & Wesson .357 revolvers were traded in after police changed to the new Smith & Wesson M&P40 semi-automatic pistols, retailing for $US569 ($540). The guns were traded-in to maker Smith & Wesson, which then on-sells the... (

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16 April 2011

Sydney Morning Herald

A push by the state government body that regulates recreational hunting in NSW to overturn a ban on the use of silencers on hunting weapons has outraged gun control advocates who say they will end up in the hands of criminals. The Game Council of NSW, which has close links to the Shooters and Fishers Party, is spending $25,000 to contract three researchers to "identify impediments to allowing the use of sound moderators on firearms in NSW for the purposes of hunting... (

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