I have no knowledge of how many guns Australians currently have.
I DO know that after Port Arthur, massive legislative changes took place and THOSE are the reasons there are no mass shootings in Australia. American needs massive legislative changes or people are just going to keep dying.
“Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, introduced strict gun control laws within Australia and formulated the National Firearms Programme Implementation Act 1996, restricting the private ownership of high capacity semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic shotguns and pump-action shotguns as well as introducing uniform firearms licensing. It was implemented with bipartisan support by the Commonwealth, states and territories.” [source]
We desperately need nation-wide uniform licensing laws for firearms. These licensing procedures need to be stringent; it should be as difficult to gain a gun license as it is to gain a driver’s license.
During the 15-hour Senate filibuster on gun control, there were 38 shootings that killed 12 people and injured 36 more across America.
That roughly translates to one shooting per every 23 minutes.
Samantha Bee, Full Frontal [x]