“They Took Our Guns”: A Perspective From Down Under

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Kym Robinson

“Australia has had some terrible mass murders involving firearms, especially semi-automatic rifles. The government’s reaction was to ‘buy’ semi-automatics and shotguns, denying citizens the right to own except with stringent conditions. Since then stranger-related gun murders have decreased in Australia. In the minds of many Australians, a solution was found. As far as they’re concerned, the age of the mass killer with a semi-automatic rifle is over. The idea that Australia has disarmed its citizens is a myth. An estimated 868,000 Australians hold a firearm licence.” (06/20/22)