Australia's Prime Minister to campaign to remove hand-guns

Australia's Prime Minister to campaign to remove hand-guns

Australia's Prime Minister to campaign to remove hand-guns

Updated 27 March 2012, 5:25 AEDT

Australia's Prime Minister says he'll use any means possible to remove hand guns from the community.

His comment follows two fatal shootings in Sydney on the weekend, and there's been a sharp rise in armed robberies.

Mr Howard says he has asked government departments to provide him with advice on how to stop the spread of hand guns.

But the Prime Minister says there may be little else that can be done to combat the problem:

"We will find any means we can to further restrict them because I hate guns. I don't think people should have guns unless they're police or in the military or in the security industry. There is no earthly reason for people to have weapons. Ordinary citizens should not have weapons. We do not want the American disease brought into Australia".