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  •  Hard to judge Australia because their (3+ / 0-)
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    FrankRose, ancblu, Robobagpiper

    population is so small by comparison. The incidence per year of killing rampages here has veered between 1 in 31 million and 1 in 249 million since the Great Depression. If Australia is at all comparable to us in annual wacko outbreaks (their domestic violence stats are comparable iirc), it will take 2+ decades more of data to judge the comparative efficacy of their law (effective 1996 ?).

    The problem weapon continues to be handguns -- 73% of all gun crime fatalities in 2011.

    btw, where did you get your post-AWB assault rifle stat? It didn't leap out of the FBI numbers at me; the 2011 data I saw didn't differentiate rifle types. Maybe I didn't look closely enough...?


    by raincrow on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:53:45 AM PST

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