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The numbers of Americans killed by gun violence is ‘staggering’

Cypress College Political Science Professor Peter Mathews says the amount of people who have been 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 massacres went down, there were like three last 20 to 30 years.”

“Over here, we banned it for ten years, the assault weapons, and in the end after that Congress let it expire and 105 mass shootings occurred.”

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