Australia massacre prompts call for tougher gun laws

Perry, Michael
May 1996
Christian Science Monitor;5/3/96, Vol. 88 Issue 111, p6
Reports on the effects of the massacre of 35 tourists at Port Arthur, Tasmania by gunman Martin Bryant, on issues relating to gun laws in Australia. Debate on the need for people to have powerful weapons like the military-style assault rifles; Level of gunownership in Tasmania; Prime Minister John Howard's call for a nationwide ban on semiautomatic weapons.


Related Articles

  • VIEWPOINT. LINDEN, TIMOTHY // Washington Informer;4/18/2013, Vol. 48 Issue 27, p7 

    The article presents the views of several residents of Maryland and Washington, D.C. regarding the gun control reform developed to prevent mass shootings including Tiffany Hawkins, Janique Parrott and Gordon Burnett.

  • Firms don't bolt when gun regs tighten, study shows. BISSELL, JENNIFER // Fairfield County Business Journal;6/24/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 25, p7 

    The article reports on the findings of the Connecticut Economy quarterly review on restrictive gun control package in each state in the U.S. Quarterly review executive editor Steven P. Lanza claims that no correlation was found between the number of manufacturers and restrictive gun laws because...

  • An Honest Debate on Gun Control Must Begin.  // La Prensa San Diego;6/17/2016, Vol. 40 Issue 25, p2 

    No abstract available.

  • Thousands rally for tighter gun laws as manufacturers voice concern. BISSELL, JENNIFER // Fairfield County Business Journal;2/25/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p3 

    The article reports that amid pressure for tighter gun laws in Connecticut, the state General Assembly's 50-member bipartisan task force on gun violence prevention and children's safety is considering its legislative recommendations. The advocates for gun control and gun rights have gathered for...

  • 'Violence and Barbarism' in Retrograde United States (La Jornada, Mexico). KERN, WILLIAM // Moderate Voice;7/22/2012, p1 

    The article offers the author's insights regarding the editorial from the journal "La Jornada" which discusses the gun culture in the U.S. He mentions that the editorial states that the country's special interest in gun will make them more dangerous to itself and other nations particularly...

  • How states regulate guns. Carroll, James // State Government News;Sep2001, Vol. 44 Issue 8, p37 

    Examines the regulations and legislation implemented by state governments in the United States about the carrying of concealed weapons. Comparison of the may-issue and shall-issue types of laws on carrying concealed weapons; States which imposed the waiting period for handgun purchases mandated...

  • Gun Control in the United States: A Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws.  // Spectrum: Journal of State Government;Fall2000, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p16 

    Presents a comparative survey of state firearm laws in the United States. Factors complicating the connection between gun laws and gun injury; Ten top-rated states in the study; Comparison of state and federal gun laws; Undermining of strict gun laws in one state with the permissive laws of...

  • Gun control -- a viable solution? Barton, Joe // Fort Worth Business Press;06/30/2000, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p31 

    Comments on the gun control measures being considered in the United States Congress, including the conduct of background checks for firearm transfers in gun shows and the use of child-proof trigger locks with handguns. Burden imposed by the measures on law-abiding gun owners; Hazards associated...

  • FACT-FREE GUN POLICY. Cook, Philip J.; Ludwig, Jens // University of Pennsylvania Law Review;Apr2003, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p1329 

    Comments on the cost of a fact-free gun policy. Impact of the gun policy on the real world; Views on gun control measures; History of the gun control legislation.


Read the Article

Other Topics