Gun Laws and Sudden Death Did the Australian Firearms Legislation of 1996 Make a Difference

  title={Gun Laws and Sudden Death Did the Australian Firearms Legislation of 1996 Make a Difference},
  author={Jeanine Baker and Samara McPhedran},
  journal={British Journal of Criminology},
Mass murders in Dunblane, United Kingdom, and Port Arthur, Australia, provoked rapid responses from the governments of both countries. Major changes to Australian laws resulted in a controversial buy-back of longarms and tighter legislation. The Australian situation enables evaluation of the effect of a national buy-back, accompanied by tightened legislation in a country with relatively secure borders. AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) was used to predict future values of the… 
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  • S. Chapman
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Medicine, science, and the law
  • 2010
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