greeney2 wrote:capricorn wrote:We can talk about the kinds of guns are the worst danger, but the truth is statically the common .22 caliber kills more people than any other weapon, but today the assault weapons are the news of the day. Does anyone think that it this same individual did the same exact thing that day, but used a bird hunting shotgun, and a common .22 revolver to kill himself with, the results would be any less? It would probably be even worse, because you couldn't miss with a sawed off barrel and modify it to hold more than 3 rounds.
Since Australia Banned all assault weapons from Australia in 1997. ( no loop holes ) an out right ban
Zero people have died in Australia via crimes involving assault weapons.The Port Arthur massacre of 28 April 1996 was a killing spree in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded, mainly at the historic Port Arthur prison colony, a popular tourist site in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. Martin Bryant, a 28-year-old from New Town, a suburb of Hobart, eventually pleaded guilty to the crimes and was given 35 life sentences without possibility of parole. He is now imprisoned in the Wilfred Lopes Centre near Risdon Prison.
In 1996 35 people or more died due to gun related crimes involving assault weapons.
in 2012 ........... Zero people died from crimes involving assault weapons.
Id call that a fall in gun crime.
Fact is banning guns ... reduces gun crime. no if's or but's about it.