Lessons From Australia On Curbing Mass Shootings
In 1996, a mass shooting in Australia became a catalyst for the enactment of sweeping gun laws in the country, including a mandatory national buyback of guns as well as restrictions on semi-automatic weapons. The Australian deputy prime minister at the time, Tim Fischer, helped pass the gun control laws.
Fischer, a gun owner himself, tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson the Australian laws show a country “can have a sensible policy on guns and reduce the number of people being killed by guns and the gun massacres.”
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