Australian Croat And His Brilliant Legacies Since Port Arthur Massacre


Australia had one horrific mass murder and legislated gun controls. In America, we lost at least one a day and the National Rifle Association wants more latitude. The GOP wanted to be able to carry guns to the presidential convention. The Secret Service stepped in an said no! Seems like Australia has more on the ball than America does. Hugs, Barbara

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Walter Mikac and lost daughters: Alannah and Madeline Photo: Screenshot Alannah and Madeline Foundation https://www.amf.org.au/gun-violence-petition/Walter Mikac and
lost daughters: Alannah and Madeline
Photo: Screenshot
Alannah and Madeline Foundation
https://www.amf.org.au/gun-violence-petition/

April 2016 marks the month of the 20th anniversary of Australia’s worst massacre by a single gunman (at Port Arthur, Tasmania) – and the 20th anniversary when the son of Croatian immigrants in Australia, Walter Mikac, became widely known, a household name and the national symbol of the Port Arthur Massacre. Walter Mikac lost his wife and two daughters on that 28th day of April 1996 at Port Arthur when a deranged gunman (whose name I will not mention here out of respect for the victims and their loved ones) went on a killing spree armed with semi-automatic assault rifles and killed 35 people and wounded 18. Out of that tragedy, out of Walter Mikac’s profound grief arose giant and brilliant legacies of tight gun ownership control laws, of love and remembering through a charitable…

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