The claim that Australian gun control stopped their mass public shootings has been trotted out again this last week. It was claimed at the CNN hour of hate, and on various news programs, local and national.... I keep asking this question and the anti gunners here on U.S.message can't answer the question....... If an individual in Australia walks into a public space with a gun, shoots people, but doesn't decide to kill 3 people, or shoots more than 3 but they don't die...is Australian gun control really stopping mass public shootings......? --After 1997 when the gun confiscation ended..... --the individual had a gun --walked into a public space --shot people --decided to stop shooting at his own discretion --when they shoot more than 3 people, those people don't die --and this doesn't take into account the family murders where the shooter murders his familly, but could have walked into a mall, a school or a theater either instead of murdering his family or in addition to murdering his family..... Here is just a short list of shootings in public spaces....how were these stopped by Australian gun control laws? .2011 Hectorville siege - Wikipedia Monash University shooting - Wikipedia Melbourne gangland killings - Wikipedia Silk–Miller police murders - Wikipedia The La Trobe University shooting Millewa state forest killings Peter James Knight abortion clinic shooter 2002 Cabramatta wedding shooting, 7 people shot, not killed Jean Eric Gassy - Wikipedia 2007 Melbourne CBD shootings - Wikipedia 2011 Hectorville siege - Wikipedia —-25 October 2003 – Greenacre double murder – A man and a woman were shot dead in a house in the suburb of Greenacre, Sydney, the result of a feud between two Middle Eastern crime families. Twenty-four-year-old Ziad Abdulrazak was shot 10 times in the chest and head and 22-year-old Mervat Hamka was shot twice in the neck while she slept in her bedroom. Up to 100 shots were fired into the house by four men who were later arrested and convicted of the murders. —28 April 2012 – A man opened fire in a busy shopping mall in Robina on the Gold Coast, Queensland, shooting Bandidos bikie Jacques Teamo. A woman who was an innocent bystander was also injured from a shotgun blast to the leg. Neither of the victims died, but the incident highlighted the recent increase in gun crime across major Australian cities including Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.[111 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane - Wikipedia 2014 Sydney hostage crisis - Wikipedia –10 September 2015 – Karin Lock was shot dead in a McDonald’s restaurant in the Gold Coast by her ex-husband Stephen Lock, who then turned the gun on himself and shot himself dead. 2015 Parramatta shooting - Wikipedia –7 March 2016 – Finks bikie gang member Wayne Williams armed himself with an AK 47 rifle and shot and killed Michael Bassal and shot and wounded his brothers Terry Bassal and Mark Bassal outside an industrial building in the suburb of Ingleburn Sydney. Williams then barricaded himself inside the building and took three hostages, resulting in a siege and stand off with police. He later released the three hostages and shot himself dead. The shootings were committed as a result of a business deal gone wrong.