mass shooting in Australia, the laws were changed, and since then there has been 18 years free of mass shootings in Australia.
But that’s not the whole story.
It’s not really thanks to the government. It was thanks to us.
You see, we Australians were shocked at the brutal killings. It was all over the media, the TV, everywhere. But we recognised that getting rid of guns would reduce the risk of this sort of wholesale murder-for-spectacle.
The government responded and restricted guns accordingly. As a reaction to the public response, as they should have. People then showed up in droves to hand their guns in. Even convicted criminals in many cases.
Now can you imagine the same thing happening in the US? No? Why not?
It’s not their laws that are the problem. The lack of regulation only reveals the underlying problem: The US culture.