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Alpers JHU Ch16 The Big Melt

The Big Melt - One Million Guns Destroyed

How One Democracy Changed After Scrapping 30% of Its Guns

By Philip Alpers. In: Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis edited by Daniel Webster and Jon Vernick.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Australia's massive experiment in gun control saw a million firearms, or one third of the nation's private arsenal destroyed, then a million new, but different guns imported. Sixteen years after firearm laws were tightened, gun homicide remains 50-60% lower, and the nation has not seen another mass public shooting.