Port Arthur 25th massacre anniversary: John Howard warns agains any erosion in gun laws

Port Arthur 25th massacre anniversary: John Howard warns agains any erosion in gun laws

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‘I thought if I couldn’t do something I wasn’t up to the job,’ former PM says of firearm control reforms he led

How Australia’s global gold standard on gun control is being eroded

The former Australian prime minister John Howard has warned it is “up to current and future governments to ensure there is no erosion” in gun laws as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Port Arthur massacre.

Howard came to power in March 1996, just weeks before a gunman killed 35 people and wounded 23 in the worst mass shooting in Australia’s history.

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