Do you think stricter gun laws would prevent mass shootings in America?
Mass shootings seem to be on the rise now, possibly a symptom of bad economic times. (There was one just recently: http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_12068204).
In 1996, after a mass shooting in Australia by a mentally ill person that resulted in the deaths of 35 people, Australia enacted strict gun laws. From 1978–1996 there were 13 mass shootings in Australia. From 1996–2006 there were none. (I’m not sure about after that, that’s as far as the article I was reading went).
If it worked in Australia, what’s stopping it from working in America?
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