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samsingh

(17,535 posts)
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:52 AM Jul 2012

When will America wake up to gun violence?

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Source: CNN Website

Consider what happened in Australia after a crazed gunman killed 35 people in Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1996.

The Australian federal government persuaded all states and territories to implement tough new gun control laws. Under the National Firearms Agreement (NFA), firearms legislation was tightened throughout the country. National registration of guns was imposed and it became illegal to hold certain long guns that might be used in mass shootings.

The gun ban was backed up by a mandatory buy-back program that substantially reduced gun possession in Australia.

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The effect was that both gun suicides and homicides (as well as total suicides and homicides) fell. Importantly, while there were 13 mass shootings in Australia during the period of 1979--96, there have been none in the sixteen years since.


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/20/opinion/donohue-gun-control/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7



Here are some facts about the benefits of gun control in a short period of time.
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When will America wake up to gun violence? (Original Post) samsingh Jul 2012 OP
America is sliding backwards in every way while the world progresses around us. onehandle Jul 2012 #1
Aussies are doing fine without all those guns too. And they are far from "wusses." Hoyt Jul 2012 #2
Locking Lucy Goosey Jul 2012 #3

onehandle

(51,122 posts)
1. America is sliding backwards in every way while the world progresses around us.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:54 AM
Jul 2012

They should kick us out of the United Nations.

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
2. Aussies are doing fine without all those guns too. And they are far from "wusses."
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:54 AM
Jul 2012

Lucy Goosey

(2,940 posts)
3. Locking
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:54 AM
Jul 2012

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