Say that again?: Tight weapon-control laws in Australia?

Just a quick quip (and maybe an edit later) before I head off to work – what is up with the gun activity of late?

Did ‘someone’ not mention that, in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootout, gun-control legislation in Australia were strict, and so prevents similar incidents in our colleges?

South Melbourne this Morning: Man dies in shoot-out with police (The Age)

3 Comments so far

  1. neil on May 14th, 2008 @ 10:51 am

    Tightening of gun control was primarily after Port Arthur and ending up banning a lot of weapons including many antique guns (relics from the wars). As most crims weapons would be illegal and not registered, I don’t think it would have made a difference to this incident.

  2. Darren (darrenliz) on May 14th, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

    I was actually thinking of it in a broader sense to include border security, tough laws to punish the possession of weapons, etc.

    True, though – how much would legislature and regulation actually affect shooting incidents, no one will know.

  3. jono on May 14th, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

    Criminals will always be able to find guns.

    Gun laws are pretty pointless then. People aren’t allowed to protect their property and their family in this country.

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