Australia: Tough Gun Laws Stopped Mass Murders


The scene of a deadly massacre in Port Arthur, Australia 16 years ago. Thirty-five people were killed and 21 were wounded when Martin Bryant opened fire on tourists and shop owners with a semi-automatic rifle in 1996. It was Australia's worst mass murder. Within two weeks of the killings, newly elected conservative Prime Minister John Howard persuaded all states and territories to adopt new gun laws in an effort to put a stop to similar violence.