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Brown calls for pistol ban again

Media Release
Bob Brown 25 Jul 2011

News that the Norwegian shooting massacre may have involved a semi-automatic rifle as well as a semi-automatic Glock pistol should lead to further gun ownership limitation in Australia, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today. 

“It took the horror of the Port Arthur massacre for Australia, under Prime Minister Howard, to severely limit ownership of semi-automatic rifles. But semi-automatic pistols with fewer than 10 rounds are not prohibited. With few exemptions, they should be banned.  

“I urge both Prime Minister Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to commit to reviewing the availability of hand guns,” Senator Brown said.

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