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‘Guns don’t kill people, (bad and mad) people kill people’ … oh really? Alan Moir

The arguments that carried Australia’s 1996 gun law reforms

Former Prime Minister John Howard and all Australia’s states and territories united to introduce sweeping gun law reforms just 12 days after the then world’s worst civilian firearm massacre. When they…
The 1996 National Firearms Agreement dramatically raised standards by imposing minimum requirements drawing on the best elements in the existing laws and on the recommendations of a series of expert inquiries. AAP/Joe Castro

Australia’s gun laws save lives – but are we now going backwards?

After the Port Arthur massacre, Australia had the most comprehensive reform of firearm laws anywhere in the world. But a creeping complacency now jeopardises public safety.

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