Gun control here in Australia is ok, but they go overboard with classes of firearm that are banned. For example you can get a lever-action shotgun, but not a pump action shotgun. Either one is going to blow a hole in something at a similar rate. To have a pistol you need to complete a certain number of competition shoots per year, and pepper spray is even banned! Forget having a taser too. Or a baton. I feel for the people of Melbourne who are being attacked by African gangs and can't defend their homes.
Also, I hate how people look to Australia as a solution to America's gun problems. It's a totally different situation here (less guns than people in circulation for example) and we have a different constitution. Our PM Malcolm Turnbull said as much during his visit and he's right.