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Port Arthur massacre: 25 years on, are gun laws the best they can be? – ABC News

Just 12 days after the Port Arthur massacre, the nation’s worst in modern times,  gun laws changed forever —  25 years on, there is concern controls on gun ownership…



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The Port Arthur Massacre changed Tasmania, and the nation, forever.
Key points:

  • Today marks 25 years since the Port Arthur massacre, and the sweeping gun reforms that came with it
  • Gun control advocates are concerned reform has been “chipped away” at over recent years
  • The federal government says it is open to working with states to deliver a national firearms registry

Thirty-five people were killed on April 28 1996, among them mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers and children.
But from the harrowing…

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