Thursday, June 12, 2014

Charles C. W. Cooke: Obama Praises Australia’s Gun Confiscation

Barack Obama says that Australia has not had a mass shooting since their gun confiscation program.  New Zealand did not confiscate guns, and has not had a mass shooting since then, either.   Here is the excellent article by Charles C. W. Cooke:

Speaking to users of the blogging platform Tumblr, President Obama today praised Australia’s confiscation of firearms. Obama said:
Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since.
Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no advanced, developed country that would put up with this.
In other words, the president of the United States just praised a government for forcefully removing all semi-automatic firearms (i.e. a remarkable number of the guns in America and the majority of those sold today) from its citizenry.

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