USA Today: Australia Hasn’t Had a Fatal Mass Shooting Since 1996. Here’s What it Did

USA Today published Australia Hasn’t Had a Fatal Mass Shooting Since 1996. Here’s What it Did.

The country made sweeping gun control measures after a man killed 35 people with a semi-automatic weapon in a popular tourist area of Port Arthur, in Tasmania. Weeks after the April 1996 tragedy, the country and its states began banning rapid-fire guns to tamp down on mass shootings and then offered to buy the prohibited firearms.