Gun Control in Australia – level 3
In Australia, thousands of people handed in their firearms as part of gun amnesty, including 52,000 unregistered guns. In 1996, Australia created its strict gun laws after a mass shooting in Tasmania.
Malcom Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister, said that it is important to maintain the country’s strict gun laws, which are ‘among the strictest in the world’. He mentioned the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, USA, and how that shooter would not have been able to acquire all of his weapons had he been in Australia.
The amnesty period ended a day before that mass shooting in Las Vegas which killed 59 people.
Difficult words: amnesty (pardoning someone for something that he did), unregistered (when a person does not formally tell the government what he has), acquire (get).
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