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In Tasmania Election, Talk of Easing Gun Regulations

Australia’s smallest state, Tasmania, began voting Saturday in a local assembly election, with the incumbent conservative Liberal Party stirring controversy by promising softer regulations for gun ownership if it is returned to power. The Liberals’ move to shore up support among gun owners and rural voters is a sensitive issue in Tasmania, as Australia’s worst mass murder took place on the island in 1996, when a gunman killed 35 people at Port Arthur. The state Minister for Police,...

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