Thursday, June 12, 2014

Washington Times: Obama says America ‘should be ashamed’ of its gun laws

Ben Wolfgang exaggerates a little about Australia.   They have many exceptionally strict gun laws, and they banned large numbers of commonplace rifles and shotguns.  They have many that are legal and are fairly commonly owned, such as single shots and bolt action rifles.  Australia's gun laws are rather similar to those of New York City, except it may be easier to obtain a concealed carry permit in New York City.  Here is the excerpt:  

Calling the failure to pass gun-control laws the biggest frustration of his time in office, President Obama on Tuesday said America “should be ashamed” of its gun laws, decried the type of violence seen again Tuesday at an Oregon school, and praised a country that more or less banned all long guns.

Speaking to Tumblr founder David Karp, Mr. Obama said the U.S. does not conform to the rest of the “advanced, developed” world when it comes to gun laws, resurrecting his plea for restrictions on the sale of firearms.

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