Tasmania election: Gun control row clouds Liberals victory

Tasmania election: Gun control row clouds Liberals victory
 

In 1996 Australia suffered the deadliest mass shooting in its history; 35 people gunned down in the popular tourist spot of Port Arthur in Tasmania.
The Australian government's response was tough. Strict and highly successful new gun laws that have been highlighted by activists in the US as a possible way forward there after the recent killings at a Florida school.
So given the sensitivity, proposals by Tasmania's ruling Liberal government to ease firearms laws as it headed into Saturday's state elections created a fierce debate.
Not least because of how apparently low-key the Liberals had... read more

 
3 March 2018 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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