Anders Breivik

Norway and Australia move forward with new gun control measures, as U.S. debate rages on

As more U.S. companies were indicating their support for stricter gun laws this week, two foreign governments announced that they had made significant progress in regards to restricting firearms access on Wednesday.

In Australia, authorities revealed that citizens handed over 57,000 illegal firearms between July and September last year during a gun amnesty. Meanwhile, the Norwegian government now appears to have a majority for its plan to ban semiautomatic rifles - similar to those used in a string of deadly mass shootings in the United States - by 2021, despite protests from farmers and hunters.

If passed, the law would classify previously legal rifles used by hunters as...