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Diego Mendes

Shared June 12, 2016

Facts about gun violence: the homicide firearm rate in Australia dropped by 42% in the seven years after gun control was passed by their lawmakers.

In 1996, a 28-year-old man walked into a cafe in Port Arthur, Australia, ate lunch, pulled a semi-automatic rifle out of his bag, and opened fire on the crowd, killing 35 people and wounding 23 more. It was the worst mass shooting in Australia's history.

Australian lawmakers responded with new legislation that, among other provisions, banned certain types of firearms, such as automatic and semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. The Australian government confiscated 650,000 of these guns through a gun buyback program, in which it purchased firearms from gun owners. It established a registry of all guns owned in the country and required a permit for all new firearm purchases. (This is much further than bills typically proposed in the US, which almost never make a serious attempt to immediately reduce the number of guns in the country.)

Australia's firearm homicide rate dropped by about 42 percent in the seven years after the gun control law passed

Saket Kulkarni

Shared December 21, 2016

There's no problem. There're plenty of guns for everyone.

Salonee Sanghvi

Shared December 19, 2016

Had this discussion many times. Facts to support it

Victor Mokaya

Shared December 25, 2016

Americas love their guns

Jen Winston

Shared June 12, 2017

Facts. Do those still matter?

Jason Pearson

Shared December 31, 2016

Staggering data in this piece. "No matter how you look at the data, more guns mean more gun deaths."

urmilesh

Shared January 2, 2017

"As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough,"

Patrick T Hoffman

Shared December 23, 2016

Estimated in 2007, the number of civilian-owned firearms in the US was 88.8 guns per 100 peopl

Hannah Feuer

Shared January 7, 2017

Even the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut — in which a gunman killed 20 young children, six school personnel, and himself — catalyzed no significant change at the federal level and most states. Since then, there have been, by some estimates, 892 mass shootings, and there is every reason to believe there will be more to come.

Hannah Feuer

Shared January 7, 2017

But it seems that we as a nation just aren't willing to look, or else don't sufficiently mind what we see, when these events occur. Even the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut — in which a gunman killed 20 young children, six school personnel, and himself — catalyzed no significant change at the federal level and most states. Since then, there have been, by some estimates, 892 mass shootings, and there is every reason to believe there will be more to come.

John Snow

Shared October 5, 2017

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Khan Churchill

Shared March 25, 2017

Although i know i'm (mostly) preaching to the converted here, this article makes some pretty compelling points dispelling a number of the common pro-gun arguments.
Worth a read either way.

Jared D

Shared January 2, 2017

interesting summary of gun issues in the US

Darshana Parmar

Shared April 6, 2017

Darshana Parmar

Shared April 6, 2017

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Laura Boisson

Shared July 3, 2016

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Cindy Bogard

Shared December 28, 2016

Thankfully, I am posting this as a result of catching up on my reading, not as a result of yet another recent mass shooting, cop killing, murder or suicide (the largest number of gun deaths in this country, but a number that is rarely talked about). However, I beg you to read this article and to watch the ABC video where students who have been trained in fire arms react to a staged mass shooting scenario. (Spoiler, they all get "killed.")

元 宵

Shared January 27, 2017

I didn't agree with prohibition order.as to gun problem, we should know why , shouldn't just konw how many. if gun problem is because people have no good life or something like this which due to government, we should not prohibit gun. only if gun problem just because people have gun without other reasons, we may consider to prohibit it.

Chaithanya Varma Y

Shared January 29, 2017

shootings in 2016, many Americans

Patrick Dittmar

Shared February 1, 2017

A very good read.

Mahmudul Hoque Khan

Shared March 7, 2017

The serious problem!!

Stas Shusha

Shared March 20, 2017

So weird that the infamous democracy is unable to execute the logical and obvious will of majority. With such a tragic consequences

Jacob Bush

Shared March 28, 2017

"But if you take away our guns there will be no good guys with guns to stop the bad guys!!!!!!!"

Australia's firearm homicide rate dropped by about 42 percent in the seven years after the gun control law passed

Hannah Rogers

Shared March 31, 2017

Why don't we just put an age limit on who gets guns like 21🙄

Tim Anderson

Shared April 1, 2017

This video is fantastic... and deflating.

Tom Gamble

Shared June 2, 2017

Unfortunately no amount of articles will make Americans change their minds about gun ownership.

Manoj Kumar

Shared June 6, 2017

Check this out

Jacob Faulk

Shared July 23, 2017

This article is amazing. Succinctly proves the correlation between gun ownership and gun violence in the US. A great read for all Americans.

Ruby Small

Shared August 13, 2017

This is one of the most eye opening things I've ever read!

David Sassaman

Shared October 2, 2017

Will the Las Vegas Massacre finally be the catalyst for sensible gun control legislation at the federal level? It should be, but it probably won't, because the NRA will spew a bunch of rhetorical shit, confuse the issue, and rile up their base. The Republicans in their pocket should stop being cowards so easily bought and actually try to accomplish something for the American people, instead of gridlocking congress and trying to take away the healthcare of their own constituents.

pocket Zhang

Shared November 9, 2017

stunning

Domingo Alvarez

Shared October 21, 2017

DESPUES del desarrollo del uso de la POLVORA para "armas de fuego" -hace mucho tiempo- YA NO ES PARA PIROTECNIA,