On this day: the Port Arthur Massacre

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the Port Arthur massacre that occurred in Tasmania, Australia.

This mass shooting (Australia’s last) at one of the nation’s most famous historic sites and tourist attractions was committed by a twenty-eight year old gunman by the name of Martin Bryant. Thirty-five people were killed and twenty-three others were wounded.

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.

The massacre shocked Australians so much that they immediately changed the nation’s gun laws, and embarked on a gun buyback scheme that saw thousands of weapons surrendered.

1996 After Port Arthur Australia puts an end to mass shootings with a gun buyback scheme.

Crazed killer Martin Bryant. Port Arthur Massacre.

Martin Bryant

Australia has not has a mass shooting in two decades.

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