Your study is out of date. It appears to study up to 2005. This is 2017 and as of 2015 there were as many guns in Australia as before the gun control laws, and increasing. (Though fewer people still owned guns, so 1 person might have 5 guns where before 5 people might have had 1 gun each. But you're mistaken if you think there are fewer guns due to your laws.) Australia's gun ownership levels return | SBS News
Your study admits the murder rate was already going down before the gun control laws but claims it accelerated from a 3 to 5% drop. The study seems to blindly declare every change in Australian culture since 1996 is a direct result of your gun control laws, but they fail to give a reason for assuming that. The study may have been "massive" but apparently it was not well done.
What I am saying is that there was a similar downward trend in gun violence in the US and many other countries that do and do not have your gun control laws. It accelerated similarly during the same time frame.
I understand it's instinctual to hear of a shooting and think - if only guns were illegal this would never happen - I have the same instinct/thought. But when you look at FACTS and DATA - Violent crime and murder rates simply do not seem to be connected to gun control laws.
I personally would rather retain my right to own a gun than give it up so other people can feel
safer even though they're actually not.
Your study also keeps talking about "mass shootings" and how they are down. They CLAIM that people don't just use other methods to kill and commit suicide, but that is not what I am reading everywhere else. Here is Wikipedia's list of mass murders in Australia - they have not gone away and people ARE finding other ways - arson, vehicles, gassing, drowning, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_in_Australia