Cypress College Political Science Professor Peter Mathews says the number of people killed in America through gun violence is “staggering,” and the majority of Americans want reasonable gun control. “The vast majority of American people want sensible gun control; they want the reform to reduce violence,” he told Sky News. Professor Mathews said a “comparative analysis” between
Australia and the US proving “sensible” gun control measures would work can be seen in Australia’s partial gun ban after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre. When you banned assault weapons, the number of killings went down; there were like three last 20 to 30 years.” “Over here, we denied it for ten years, the assault weapons, and in the end after that, Congress let it expire, and 105 mass shootings occurred.