I’ve been following the news about yet another and another mass shooting in the USA. For someone looking at the problem from the outside, it’s inconceivable how it is possible that the laws haven’t been changed ages ago to be a lot more restrictive. I’ve been following this discussion on MetaFilter after reading the Vox article:
America’s gun problem is completely unique: Why is it that for all the outrage and mourning with every mass shooting, nothing seems to change? To understand that, it’s important to grasp not just the stunning statistics about gun ownership and gun violence in the United States, but America’s very unique relationship with guns — unlike that of any other developed country — and how it plays out in our politics to ensure, seemingly against all odds, that our culture and laws continue to drive the routine gun violence that marks American life.“
To me it seems like a non-brainer to follow Australia’s idea of banning certain types of firearms and registering the rest. Statistics show that it worked!