With so many dead and wounded after the Orlando club massacre, it’s probably easy for a lot of us to connect to what happened. In my case, my wife, my daughter and her husband, my four grandsons, my brother-in-law, my uncle were all in Florida (for various reasons) and not all that far from Orlando. But for the grace of God and so forth… The first thing advocates of gun control suggest in the wake of such things is, well, more control of guns. And, of course, the gun enthusiasts pooh-pooh that with all the standard lines created for them by the NRA media office. Just for a moment, can we ask if gun control has ever made a difference after a tragic event like this? Apparently it did, in Australia, where politicians actually joined hands (maybe some of them with clothes pins on their noses) and passed some new laws. The mass shooting happened twenty years ago, the laws were put in place twenty years ago. Here’s an interesting factoid: there has not been a gun massacre in Australia since then. Here’s a link to an interview with a woman who knows how it came about:
If Australia can do it, why can’t we?