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  •  Early next year? (1+ / 0-)
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    Miggles

    Australia after the Port Arthur Massacre April 28, 1996 began to work on legislation right away and by May 10 reached an agreement. TWELVE days later.
     

    By May 10, all state and territory ministers had agreed to heavily restrict the ownership and use of self-loading rifles, self-loading and pump-action shotguns. A gun buy-back scheme was initiated, funded by a temporary increase in the Medicare levy. Some 643,000 firearms were handed in at a cost of $350 million.
    Australia has not had another gun massacre since. Their immediate decisive action could be used as a model in spite of the vast differences in countries and cultures.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:29:17 PM PST

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