TITLE

Australia massacre prompts call for tougher gun laws

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, Michael
PUB. DATE
May 1996
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;5/3/96, Vol. 88 Issue 111, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9605153801

 

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