For the first time in 20 years, Australia's national arsenal of private guns is larger than it was before the Port Arthur massacre.
How Bryant and, more importantly, the dead and survivors of the massacre are remembered is vital if we're to appreciate the impact of it.
After the Port Arthur massacre, Australia had the most comprehensive reform of firearm laws anywhere in the world. But a creeping complacency now jeopardises public safety.
The 20th anniversary of the massacre at Port Arthur again raises pressing questions about ways of remembering the tragedy.