No, Australian gun laws have not stopped mass shootings there....

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    The Australian police think this guy was planning a mass public shooting......so, which one of Australia's gun laws stopped it? None. They had another round of good luck, nothing more.....

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    The Daily Telegraph identified the man as former prison guard Michael Kay, who was banned from owning a gun nine years ago.
     
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    There has only ever been one school shooting in Australian history ... and it came four years AFTER the gun ban.
     
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    One school shooting in their history. Clearly they are doing something right and we are doing something wrong.
     
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    I don't know that anything can absolutely be prevented. The rates at which things occur can be reduced, unless a nation is prepared to pay for easy access to handguns and military style semi automatics both in school children and a horrific firearms homicide rate.
     
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    That has nothing to do with guns. What has stopped individuals with guns from currently walking into Australian schools? Nothing. Their gun control laws have nothing to do with their low number of public shootings.....the bad shooting of public shooters and a lack of desire to shoot more people in public has everything to do with it...since they still have public shootings, those shooters just haven't killed 3 or more people.......

    Dumb luck does not show their gun control laws work...
     
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    And yet our school shootings have gone down over the years as more Americans own and carry guns...... our problem is dealing with fatherless boys, mental health, and social media..... not law abiding people owning and carrying guns.
     
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    Of course not. That handguns and military style semi automatic rifles are not easily available in Australia is just dumb luck. You're quite right.
     
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    Oh. Well as soon as you get everyone armed they'll disappear completely. No worries.
     
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    All their kids get eaten by crocodiles and dingos.
     

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