Via email from the CSSA
Civilian disarmament advocates tout Australia’s gun control program, brought in after the horrific mass shooting in Port Arthur in 1996, as a resounding success.
In April 2015, US President Barack Obama claimed, “When Australia had a mass killing … it was just so shocking the entire country said, ‘Well, we’re going to completely change our gun laws,’ and they did. And it hasn’t happened since.”
Business Insider reports, “Australia hasn’t experienced a massacre similar to Port Arthur since.”
Reuters reports, “The country has had no mass shootings since.”
There is only one problem with all those statements. They aren’t true.