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Greens renew calls to take automatic pistols off market in Australia

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says the massacre at Virginia Tech rekindles the horror of Port Arthur.
"Our sympathy goes to the victims and relatives of victims of this senseless and preventable slaughter in the United States," Senator Brown said.
Senator Brown said the early reports of the use of handguns by the killer underscores the continuing need for review of gun laws in Australia. There are an estimated 250,000 handguns in Australia.

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Greens Greet Gun Tax

Greens Senator Bob Brown (Tasmania) has phoned the office of Federal Justice Minister Amanda Vanstone to guarantee support for a massive new guns tax.

Senator Brown said that it is rare for him to offer the Government the extra necessary vote to get a tax measure through the Senate.

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