First, you are missing a key part of the San Bernadino tragedy in your narrative. As we all know, the iPhones didn’t create the encrypted messages on their own, and the AR15s didn’t start shooting by themselves. What’s missing?
The Islamic terrorists, are what’s missing from the narrative. They are the ones who were communicating via iPhones to other Islamic terrorists, and they were the ones that used the AR15s to murder people.
The point is, this tragedy had nothing to do with the implements used to murder 14 people, but it does have everything to do with Islamic terrorism, and yet Islamic terrorism is not mentioned. Maybe because it’s simpler to point fingers at an industry and say “they are responsible”, rather than addressing the problems of Islamic terrorism.
Second, if guns were not available, how do you think the Islamic terrorists would have accomplished their goal? Bombs, Poison, maybe Knives? Rest assured, they would have accomplished their goal.
Finally, the USA has an amendment in the constitution that affirms the right to bear arms, Australia obviously did not. If you want to prohibit gun ownership in the US, you will need to amend the US constitution.
P.S. Apple is protecting their brand by resisting the court order, nothing more, and nothing noble. They will eventually use their software to allow access to the data.
P.S.S. When I tried to tag this post with the term “Islamic terrorism” it was not on the approved tag list. I could however use the tag “Gun Violence”. It’s interesting to me that certain terms are off limits or censored.
P.S.S. The USA has an amendment in the constitution that affirms the right to bear arms, Australia obviously did not. If you want to