In the Washington Times on October 14, 2015:
But John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said gun-related homicides and suicides were declining in Australia even before the restrictions were imposed, and the trend simply continued after the new laws.
“It’s really hard to look at Australia and find anything that goes and supports the clamor of gun control advocates,” he said.
Mr. Lott said that while many guns were relinquished, ownership rates are now back to about the same as before the new restrictions, suggesting that the number of firearms doesn’t determine the rate of gun crimes. . . .