When only outlaws have guns
Since it passed a law 20 years ago allowing only outlaws to own semi-automatic weapons, Australia has had zero mass shootings. This is a country descended from criminals, remember. And when they reduce the number of assault weapons, gun killings go down. Who could possibly believe it?
Here in the US we know better. When more than 20 children are gunned down in an elementary school, we know the solution is more guns, not fewer. That’s why we’re proud to see that in 2014, 12, 589 people were killed by guns in the US in 51,819 incidents. (Fewer than 1,600 of those were defensive, by the way.)
In 2015, it was 13,433 killed by guns in the US — including 331 mass shootings (four or more people killed or injured).
In 2016, there have already been 216 deaths in mass shootings alone, including four since Orlando. (Hey, Roanoke! You’re the latest!)
Clearly the Aussies have it wrong. We need to stop these killings (the third leading cause of death in the country!), so we need more guns on the street. We all know that “if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns,” and Australia has proven it — those outlaws are slaughtering zeros of Aussies every year since the assault-weapon ban.