The Myth of Australia’s Gun Control Success

Since when could laws violate causality?

Daniel Goldman
Feb 20, 2019 · 2 min read

In 1996, Australia implemented stringent gun control laws in response to a mass shooting. After this, gun related deaths dropped considerably. But why? The decline in gun related deaths, in Australia, is used to argue that gun control laws save lives and that similar gun control measured should be implemented in the United States. However, this argument comes from either ignorance or dishonesty.