Examining Australia’s Extreme Gun Control After Their Firearms Legislature of 1996 – British Journal of Criminology




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“Worldwide, the development of legislation aimed at reducing levels of firearm-related death has become a significant issue within the spheres of public health, public safety and criminal justice. However, relatively little research to date has addressed the impacts of significant epochs of regulatory reform upon firearm-related deaths in countries like Australia, where strict firearms regulations were introduced in 1996. After the 1996 mass killing of 35 people at the Port Arthur historical site, Australia enacted gun controls that are considered among the most stringent in the developed world. Briefly, the National Firearms Agreement (NFA), which was ratified by Federal Parliament in 1996 and implemented across all States and Territories by the end of 1997, prohibited certain types of firearms, in particular semi-automatic rifles and semiautomatic and pump action shotguns. To facilitate the removal of these firearms, a government-funded ‘buy-back’ scheme was designed, whereby owners were compensated
for handing in their firearms. Over 600,000 firearms were subsequently destroyed by police.”

MLA Citation:

Baker, Jeanine and Samara McPhedran. “Gun Laws and Sudden Death.” British Journal of Criminolgy (18 Oct. 2006): 1-15.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/GunLawsSudden%20DeathBJC.pdf>.

In-Text: (Baker and McPhedran)

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APA Citation:

Baker, J. & McPhedran, S. (2006, Oct. 18). Gun laws and sudden death. British Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1093/bjc/azl084

In-Text: (Baker & McPhedran, 2006)

***REMEMBER all lines of the citation after the first get indented once***

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