Friday, April 28, 2006

Horror spree killing led to hope for a nation

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

10th anniversary of world's most horrific spree killing

1996 Port Arthur Massacre: At Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia, the world's worst 'spree killer' of all time, Martin Bryant, killed 35 innocent men, women and children, and wounded another 22 (some sources say 18).

The only good thing that came out of it was that the Australian government decided to bring in strict laws against long-arm automatic weapons, and since then there has been a dramatic decline in gun deaths in Australia, although there is still a problem with still-legal firearms including handguns ...

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