Jon Oliver has had a spectacularly good three-part series comparing gun control efforts in Australia and the US, putting the lie to the claims in the US that gun control does not work to curb gun-related violence and that implementing it is hard and takes a long time.
The one major difference between the two countries is that the conservative politicians in Australia were willing to do what they thought was right in the teeth of opposition from gun advocates, and were willing to pay a political price. But afterwards, it wasn’t long before people seemed to accept a relatively gun-free society as the norm and a good thing.
I linked to the first part here.
(Part 2 appeared on April 23, 2013 and Part 3 on April 25, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)