Australia had a spate of mass public shooting in the 1980s and ’90s, culminating in 1996, when Martin Bryant opened fire at the Port Arthur Historical Site in Tasmania with an AR-15 assault rifle, killing 35 people.Huh.
Within two weeks the government had enacted strict gun control laws that included a ban on semiautomatic rifles. There has not been a mass shooting in Australia since.
I know correlation doesn't mean causation...but you have to admit, it's kind of hard to go on a rampage with an AR-15 assault rifle when you can't get one, right?
If the product of strict gun control laws is a ten year drought in rampage killings, I say let's do it.