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Australia on U.S. gun laws: 'What we can offer is our experience'

Australia on U.S. gun laws: 'What we can offer is our experience'”

A survey published in 2016, which examined intentional firearm death rates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, found gun-related deaths and suicides had declined since 1997.

The United States could learn a thing or two from the Aussies about gun control.

Additionally, the country's recent national gun amnesty garnered a further 28,000 weapons and the figure could rise to 30,000, according to Business Insider. In the late 1990s, a lone gunman killed 35 people in a mass killing in Port Arthur.

While the two sides have not come to a viable solution as of yet, one thing most of us can agree on is that something must be done about the prevalence of these senseless shootings. "And we remain ever vigilant to maintain them". Bishop delivered a similar message on other news programs.

"The Australian people paid a massive price in liberty". "I also knew it wouldn't be easy".

The major erosions include allowing minors to possess and use firearms even without a permit, the removal of a cooling-off period when acquiring a second or subsequent hunting rifles and allowing members of the public to shoot unlicensed at gun clubs.

Following the tragic events the Australian government introduced tougher gun laws known as the National Fire Arms Agreement, banning semi-automatic and automatic weapons and launching a national buyback scheme.

However, it's estimated there are still 600,000 firearms on the street, prompting opposition leader Bill Shorten to call for an extension of the gun amnesty. But you can be sure that the example of Australia will be trotted out again the next time - and there will be a next time - a mass shooting occurs on US soil. Someone armed with only a handgun would certainly not be able to take as many victims as easily and as quickly as someone with an assault rifle.

The Australian government has offered the US advice on gun law reform following the tragic shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and over 500 injured.

For contrast, in the 18 years before Port Arthur, Australia suffered 13 mass shootings.

"This will most certainly raise again the whole debate about USA gun laws, as we are aware the laws differ state by state", Bishop said on the "Sunrise" morning television show in Australia.

"But at the end of the day it's going to be up to the United States legislators and lawmakers, and the United States public, to change the laws to ensure this type of incident doesn't happen again", she added.

"Every time one of these things happens, United States analysts always point to what happened in Australia, and point out that your murder rate with guns has gone down drastically, and you haven't had the repeat of this sort of mass murder", he said. It's high time we get to fixing.



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