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.


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