This file photo taken on Sept. 8, 1996 shows Norm Legg, a project supervisor with a local security firm, holding up an armalite rifle which is similar to the one used in the Port Arthur massacre and which was handed in for scrap in Melbourne after Australia banned all automatic and semi-automatic rifles in the aftermath of the Port Arthur shooting. (AFP File Photo)
TORONTO — They began burying 20 young children and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., this week.
At the other end of the world there is another small community that knows the ache of Newtown.
It has also asked the same questions because it suffered a mass shooting of its own in April 1996 that claimed the lives of 35 people and wounded another 23.