In the decade before the Port Arthur massacre, there had been 11 mass shootings in the country. There hasn't been a single one in Australia since.
During the decade that the assault weapons ban was in place, Columbine happened.
Requirements for locked storage closets might. Just because YOU are permitted for a gun doesn't mean your kids are. Therefore it should be legally inaccessible to them.
I agree, but who's going to give the federal government even more means of intrusion into their lives? What other rights of mine are you willing to give up?
Locked storage cabinets would have prevented Newtown.
You haven't seen the pictures that were released?
The report that has been released thus far states that the mother felt no fear of her child, despite the fact that he'd disconnected from his father, his brother and her only means of communication with him was email while he lived in a room, literally, 10 feet away from her.
He likely had a means to get into the cabinet since she had given him money to go purchase a firearm.
A mother not trying to be a psychologist/psychiatrist would have prevented Newtown.