Australian doctors put in firing line

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1378

In the wake of the Tasmanian gun massacre, which left 35 dead, Australia's doctors and psychiatrists could be forced to inform police of any patients they believe are unfit to own firearms. The controversial proposal, which was discussed by a federal government gun summit in Canberra last week, says that people's names would not be made public and doctors …

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