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Rebecca Peters

Rebecca Peters represents the International Action Network on Small Arms or IANSA, the global movement against gun violence.

In the 1990s, she led the campaign that succeeded in comprehensively reforming Australia’s gun laws. The tipping point for Australia was the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, which came after a series of public mass shootings like those experienced frequently in the USA. After Port Arthur Australian reformed it guns laws; since then, gun violence in Australia has been dramatically reduced and the country has never had another such massacre.