People who want to restrict guns have a point, but so do people who say those laws make little difference in mass shootings.
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Stricter gun control laws may make mass shootings slightly less common, but other policies may work better to prevent mass shooting deaths.
The Victorian Police Academy is lit up in blue in honour of the four officers killed in last week’s road tragedy.
The recent tragic deaths of four Victorian police officers have highlighted the dangers to those whose job it is to protect the community.
There is no clear evidence guns make police safer, but officers feel safer with firearms at their disposal.
There's no going back to the days when police did not carry guns. But now that they have them, their training must be unremitting. Australian lives depend on it.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas students gather in the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee Feb. 21, 2018 to confront legislators about stricter gun laws.
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A new study looks at whether deaths by suicide could be lowered with mental health care. To a small degree, yes. But a look at the costs suggests there may be better ways to prevent shooting deaths.
For the first time in decades, there is now a real possibility that some gun controls might be implemented.
Student activists are presenting important, emotionally powerful counter-narratives to those of the gun lobby. Their success will depend on whether they can sustain these efforts.
A line of AR-15s are on display at gunmaker Daniel Defense in Georgia.
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The gun industry has been virtually immune from liability for the deaths and injuries caused by its products since 2005. Can this change?
Attendees attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Florida school.
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Advocates of gun control may despair in the wake of mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, but the history of government support for the gun industry shows Americans have more sway than they think.
More than 640,000 firearms, mainly rifles and shotguns, were surrendered during the 1996 and 2003 gun buybacks.
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Did the government-funded gun buybacks introduced after the Port Arthur massacre have "no effect" in reducing gun deaths in Australia, as an audience member claimed on Q&A? Let's look at the evidence.
Michael Keenan claims an amnesty will help get illegal guns off Australian streets.
Let’s be realistic about what gun amnesties are, and are not, likely to deliver.
Anti-gun protestors rally in Washington, D.C. in July 2016.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
Twenty years ago, Australian federal, state and territory governments united to reform our firearm laws which had allowed easy access in some states to the military-style weapons of the sort used by the gunman in Orlando, Florida.
Should this gun be in the hands of a civilian?
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Gun makers are trying to dismiss the potentially precedent-setting suit, claiming a federal law gives them immunity.