Did gun control work in Australia?

Aug 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

John Howard, who served as prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, is no one's idea of a lefty.

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“Ngali”

Since: Jun 08

Perth

#22 Aug 5, 2012
Yank Oliver wrote:
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You're using Norway as a good example??? Better read a newspaper or watch a news cast some day.
Yank Oliver wrote:
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You're using Norway as a good example??? Better read a newspaper or watch a news cast some day.
Anders Breivik - you have to admit - is an exception to the general trend.

Norway's murder rate has been relatively and consistently low since the 70s.

http://www.ssb.no/emner/03/05/nos_kriminal/no...

Despite Recent Shootings Norway is a Low-Crime Nation

Norway Has Some Of The Lowest Murder Rates In The World: In 2009, Norway had .6 intentional homicides per 100,000 people. In the same year, the United States had 5 murders per 100,000 people, meaning that the U.S. proportionally has 8 times as many homicides.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/07/...

In the same way Martin Bryant's massacre of 35 people in Tasmania, Australia was an aberration.

There were a number of gun related massacres in the 80s - 90s in Australia which culminated in Bryant's and the Port Arthur massacre coming just weeks after the Dunblane massacre in Scotland.

Thankfully - for us in Australia - that gave rise to a political climate in which gun control laws were reviewed and tightened - with around 85% support from the electorate.

Australia is a safer place for it.

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