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This article proposes the most obvious and proven solutions to America's epidemic of armed violence, some of which are bound to be adopted, but not anytime soon.
This is the second edition of the Implementation Guide for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Small Arms Programme of Action (UNPoA).
As last Sunday's shooting death of a three-year-old girl in Sydney shows, Australia's gun control and gun violence prevention system has flaws.
The proud claim that Australia may have “solved the gun problem” might only be a temporary illusion. In recent years, arms dealers have imported more guns than ever before. And last year we crossed a symbolic threshold: for the first time in 20 years, Australia’s...
Recent headlines are clear: our world is a fearful place, spattered with blood, angry men and loose guns. But not everywhere.
One sprawling region has largely avoided, and at times even reversed, the steady proliferation of illegal firearms and death by gunshot. Twelve out...
The Australian SLR remains the experienced criminal's assault weapon of choice writes Philip Alpers. Of the 7,664 M-16 and SLR assault rifles delivered to the PNG Defence Force since 1971, only 2,013 (26 per cent) remain in stock. Now, Australia faces the near-inevitability of its...
Adjunct associate professor Philip Alpers is the director of a global project comparing gun laws in 350 jurisdictions worldwide. Alpers tells The World Today that New Zealand is the only developed country other than the US and Canada without universal gun registration.
This article attempts to determine whether enactment of the 1996 gun laws and buyback program were followed by changes in the incidence of mass firearm homicides and total firearm deaths.
This chapter shows how and why Australian firearm legislation altered very little for 65 years, but changed dramatically in 12 days. It explains the ‘perfect storm’ of horror, outrage, law and leadership which forced policy reversal, and details the lightning legislative adjustments now held up...