That’s John Howard, Australia’s Prime Minister at the time of the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996. After the massacre, he prompted the passing of gun control laws throughout Australia. Gun buy-back programs resulted in the destruction of 600,000 guns, private sales were prohibited, guns were required to be individually registered to their owners and assault weapons were banned or heavily restricted. The result? Gun homicides reduced 59%, gun suicides dropped 65% and there have been no mass shootings since (4 or more deaths at one time).
Again, why is this such a hard concept to understand??
If I hear one more time “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” I’m going to scream. People are killing people WITH GUNS.
Pardon the rant.. it’s finals week and this is bugging me.