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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to announce details of gun law reforms following last Friday's mass shooting at two mosques. Not every country reacts to mass shootings by changing the law. But there have been some notable examples where tragedies have led to a complete overhaul of legislation. AUSTRALIA. In 1996, 35 people were killed with illegally-owned guns around the historic site of Port Arthur in Tasmania. The Australian government reacted by requiring states to ban all semi-automatic and self-loading weapons, and restricted certain other types of handgun. It also introduced a comprehensive registration and licensing system and made the requirements for owning a... Full story

18 March