Australia Gun Reform Case Study

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3. Evaluate the effectiveness of Australia 's legal system in achieving reform of the gun laws There were approximately four million guns privately owned in Australia by the 1980s, and about 700 deaths caused by guns each year. These guns were mostly owned and used by hunters and farmers, and the gun laws at the time were weak and varied vastly between states. An incident involving an accidentally shooting sparked the gun debate in Australia, which as a result, lead to the Victorian government introducing a specialised shooter 's license. After more gun related deaths and incidents in Australia, the Victorian and the NSW government took a stand by working to introduce tougher laws regarding gun owning and use. These tougher gun laws lead
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