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What will U.S. do?

In 1987, in Hungerford, England, 16 people were shot to death. The shooter used two semi-automatic handguns and a rifle. In 1988, Britain banned all semi-automatic rifles, plus shotguns were restricted to three cartridges maximum.

In 1996, in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and one teacher were shot to death. The shooter used two 9 mm and two Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum handguns. In 1997, private ownership of handguns became illegal in Britain.

In 1996, in Tasmania, Australia, 35 people were shot to death. The shooter used a Colt AR 15 SP1 carbine and a L1A1 selfloading rifle. The same year, Australia banned all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, plus all pumpaction shotguns. Australia’s Commonwealth, states and territories introduced uniform firearms licensing.

What will America do?

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