Australia’s rising gun ownership
April 15, 2019 -- After rigorous gun legislation brought in after the Port Arthur massacre, gun ownership numbers are creeping back up to their former levels.
A drive-by shooting in Melbourne killed a security guard and wounded three others in one of the main entertainment precincts on Sunday.
Recently, attention has been drawn to Australasia’s gun ownership numbers following a mass shooting in New Zealand, in March, that killed 50 people.
Australia suffered one of its worst massacres in 1996 when Martin Bryant went on a shooting and stabbing rampage in Port Arthur, Tasmania – killing 35 people and wounding a further 23 individuals.
Following the incident, fundamental changes to Australian gun control laws were made.