After the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 Australia quickly banned military assault weapons for private use. Since then there have been no, did I say no, yes I said no mass murders in the country. The NRA would have us believe that Australians have no guns, but that is just another of many NRA lies. Australians still have guns for hunting and target practice. The difference is that to own a gun you need a license. I have a license for my dog and my car but not my rifle, why? Because the NRA tells us that if we give up our guns then nobody can stop a dictator from sending us all to the gas chambers. It is amazing how many people actually believe that kind of idiotic propaganda.
A gun license in Australia is granted after a short safety course is taken, very similar to the gun safety course for a hunting license in most American states. Since the assault weapon ban in Australia, some people may be shocked to know that no dictator has taken over and nobody has been sent to gas chambers. In fact, most free countries with democratic governments already have bans on military style weapons for civilian use, and none of them have become dictatorships. Guns for hunting and target shooting remain available in all those countries, despite the hysterical propaganda and outright lies from the NRA to prevent us learning the truth. Any hunter knows that it only takes one shot to eat venison. We don't need a semi-automatic to hunt, especially if some idiot could use it to kill children. Are we really that stupid that we can't see that?
The fact is that since Columbine there have been 130 school shootings that resulted in at least one death. America has the world's highest percentage of gun ownership and correspondingly highest homicide by gun rate. The facts are simple: more guns mean more gun homicide. Gun control does not mean gun ban, and gun control does not violate the constitution. In fact lack of control violates the constitutional protection guaranteeing the right to assemble peacefully and the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.