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Bryan treated victims of the Port Arthur massacre. He’s grateful for today’s gun laws – SBS News

As Tasmania marks the 25th anniversary of the Port Arthur massacre, Dr Bryan Walpole discusses the tragedy and the gun control reforms that changed Australia forever….



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On Sunday 28 April 1996, Bryan Walpole was returning home from work as an emergency doctor at the Royal Hobart Hospital and received a call. 
“They said I needed to return at once. Nobody knew what we were receiving, but at that stage, the evidence was that it was something pretty big,” he said.  
Thirty-five people were killed and another 23 were injured when a shooter opened fire at the Port Arthur Historic Site. It was the deadliest single-perpetrator shooting in Australian history and resulted…

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