Money Articles

American Prospects

The Only Solution Is Fewer Guns

January 9, 2013

On an April Sunday in 1996, a young man named Martin Bryant went to the popular tourist site of Port Arthur in Australia, and using a pair of semi-automatic rifles, undertook a massacre that spread over several locations and killed 35 people. The crime was so horrific that previously pro-gun politicians changed their positions, and less than two weeks later the government announced sweeping changes to the country's gun laws, outlawing automatic and semi-automatic weapons, instituting lengthy waiting periods and background checks for gun purchases, and creating a gun buyback program that eventually resulted in a fifth of the country's firearms being

Read entire article on American Prospects
« Previous Article Next Article »

More From Money Articles

  • US stocks slip despite positive jobs figures
  • Eurozone 'has 80% chance of losing the single currency in next decade'
  • MARKET REPORT by GEOFF FOSTER: Blockbuster deal coming to IMAX
  • Best of Luxury

    Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
    View All Best of Luxury
    THINGS WE LIKE