I wrote a bit about the Port Arthur shooting recently just out of curiosity, I noticed a few strange details:
- The entire shooting happened in 22 minutes, including the drive back and forth from the seascape property to the Port Arthur Historic Site, so the shooting at the Historic Site itself took only 12 minutes. (image 1 and 2)
- Most of the victims were killed at the Broad Arrow Cafe; 20 were killed and 12 were wounded according to police ballistics reports (image 3) but according to court documents 12 were killed, which is odd because the ballistics report was used at the trial (https://archive.vn/dPlZZ#selection-3443.122-3443.145)
- The shooting at the Broad Arrow Cafe lasted a total of 15 seconds and a total of 17 shots were recorded (https://archive.vn/dPlZZ#selection-3431.36-3431.65)
- 11 of the 20 killed were killed via headshots and 12 were wounded; but the police ballistics report found a total of 29 spent .223 Remington shell casings in the cafe.
- According to family and friends of Martin Bryant he always loaded his AR-15 magazines with 28 rounds of .223 Remington to prevent gun jamming (https://archive.vn/dPlZZ#selection-3829.0-3841.128),
and two people were killed before the massacre at the Broad Arrow cafe so it would leave a total of 26 rounds, no discarded magazine was found in or around the Broad Arrow Cafe.
- A total of 32 people were killed at the Port Arthur Historic region, 19 were wounded and 15 of those killed were killed via headshots (https://archive.vn/JTsLh#selection-415.0-415.48),
the other 3 people were killed at a seascape property where Bryant then engaged in an 18 hour standoff with the Australian police (https://archive.vn/kzFEu#selection-1643.0-1643.20)
- Bryant was subjected to a mandatory psychological evaluation during the court trial following the massacre, he was found to be borderline mentally retarded with an IQ of 68 (https://archive.vn/dPlZZ#selection-23219.2-23229.139),
which essential gave him the learning capabilities of an 8 year old child.
- In 1987 the Premier of New South Wales, Barrie Unsworth, stormed out of the national gun summit and said the following: "It will take a massacre in Tasmania before we get gun reform in Australia." (https://archive.vn/P2hv6#selection-2645.0-2645.291)
- In 1995 a redesign of Australian gun laws were presented at a meeting of police ministers in Launceston, however the plan was rejected by the government of Tasmania. (https://archive.vn/kJtYG)
If you want a more indepth explanation I suggest reading 'Deadly Deception at Port Arthur: Scientific Evidence Questions Australia's Port Arthur Massacre" - it's a really old book but poses a couple good questions about the Port Arthur shooting. (https://archive.org/details/vialls-deadly-deception-at-port-arthur-scientific-evidence-questions-australias-/mode/2up)
- fourth attached image is the book cover, obviously