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George Megalogenis
Australia suffered 13 mass murders between 1981 and 1996. In the 16 years since our gun law reforms: zero. No more excuses please America.
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Kate Ashmor 14 Dec 12
Actually George the Monash Uni shooting, 2 dead & 5 wounded, occurred in 2002. Legal guns were used (the bloke had 7).
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Marquita Thomas 14 Dec 12
That's so interesting, I'm going to look more into Aussie gun reform, I didn't know that!
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Jeremy Thompson 14 Dec 12
you sure of those figures Mega?
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Peg 14 Dec 12
You had 13; we've had 62 pages' worth since 2005 ...and counting.
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David Forestier 14 Dec 12
RT Australia suffered 13 mass murders btw 1981-1996. In 16 yrs since reformed gun laws-zero. No more excuses please America!
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Mostly Nick Now 14 Dec 12
I agree with you, but you are forgetting the monash shootings in 2002
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Caleb 14 Dec 12
yet they still have deaths by guns...
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George Megalogenis 14 Dec 12
The academic study I drew on defined mass shootings as involving four or more deaths:
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Emer Roche 14 Dec 12
I never heard that statistic. Stunned it's not cited more often as argument for
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George Megalogenis 14 Dec 12
True, but the stats I drew on dealt with automatic or semi-automatic weapons, with four or more dead.
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Kate Crosby 14 Dec 12
We never had the same gun culture to start with. Even with the same reforms, massacres still likely.
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Auntie Dote 14 Dec 12
It's pretty stunning!
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George Megalogenis 14 Dec 12
Yes mate. The stats, with full citation, have been sitting in my book for the best part of the year. You are the first to ? it.
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Benjamin Law 14 Dec 12
Well said.
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Fiona da Wabbitt 14 Dec 12
That's inspiring to hear. Good for Australia!
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Glen Ryan 14 Dec 12
diff county/culture but still.. 'Australia suffered 13 mass murders 1981 -1996 - in 16 yrs since our gun law reforms: zero'
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Nick 14 Dec 12
the problem is it's so embedded in their culture now, I try to debate Americans this, falls on deaf ears
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