Hey Mike, I thought my knowledge of history was sh*t but I do believe Mumbles is correct.
In 1996 there was a massacre at Port Arthur in the state of Tasmania - not Transylvania!! It's the Island state right at the bottom of Australia. Some lunatic shot and killed 35 people with two semi-automatic rifles. After a public uproar there was a gun amnesty and buy-back scheme. All it ended up doing was allowing people with a genuine gun license to trade in their old guns (even parts) and buy better ones.
Generally this was seen as a great achievement. However, as most thinking people understand, criminals don't follow the laws - so where there is a will, there will be a way. The general public can be quite simple-minded sometimes - or maybe it's just us Aussies .
The Prime Minister at that time (the Hon. John Howard) has historically said that the amnesty was one of his greatest achievements.
So, although Howard took the guns away from Australians, and his surname does begin with an "H", and people did truly loathe him in the end, it's fair to say he was no Hitler - although there still can be found small pockets of debate around that issue.