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Under Fire-How Australia's violent history led to gun control

Under Fire-How Australia's violent history led to gun control

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Nick Brodie is a professional history nerd and acclaimed popular author. Appearing¬â regularly on ABC television, Nick is among the most recognisable of Australia's historians. He is known for bringing fresh insights to old tales and new light to forgotten stories.¬â Following his broad sweep of Australian history in¬â 1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings and¬â Kin: A Real People's History of Our Nation, charting bloody war in¬â The Vandemonian War, and revisiting iconic wilderness in¬â Kosciuszko, Nick now delves into one of Australia's longest battles in¬â Under Fire.

The gripping history of guns in Australia and how we came to control them.

This is a history of Australia, measured by the gun. From bushrangers and soldiers to the many farmers and recreational shooters shooting animals and each other, the firearm is an inescapable part of Australiaâ´s story and its characters.
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But just as guns have been a part of Australiaâ´s modern identity, so too has gun control. After the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, Australia became a world-leader in firearms regulation. Yet even before this tragedy, questions had long been brewing: questions over who could shoot what, where, and when. This is the story of the answers we negotiated.
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In Under Fire, acclaimed popular historian Nick Brodie takes a closer look at the role of guns in Australia and how we removed ourselves from the firing line.