Under Fire

Under Fire How Australia's Violent History Led to Gun Control

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Synopsis

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 Australia's story and its characters.
 
But just as guns have been a part of Australia'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.
 
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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781743795620
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.330994
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 424g
Height: 155mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 26mm