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Media Continues to Call for the Use of Gov’t Force to Confiscate Millions of Guns

Published on October 6, 2015 by   ·   4 Comments

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By Alex Thomas

In the wake of yet another horrific mass shooting at an American school, multiple prominent liberal news outlets have once again begun to push for Australian-style gun laws in America which would include gun confiscation under the threat of violence.

Despite the fact that for years gun control groups and anti-gun liberals have claimed that they only want “common sense” gun control, news outlets such as Salon and Slate are once again openly praising Australia’s controversial 1996 gun control law, a law that included a mandatory gun buyback program under the threat of government force.

After the Oregon school shooting, highly trafficked liberal news outlet Slate republished an articlepraising Australia’s gun control law that was originally released in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

In the days since the recent shooting the article has become the top-read report on the site as well as linked by dozens of other liberal news outlets. (emphasis mine)

On April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was the worst mass murder in Australia’s history.

Twelve days later, Australia’s government did something remarkable. Led by newly elected conservative Prime Minister John Howard, it announced a bipartisan deal with state and local governments to enact sweeping gun-control measures. A decade and a half hence, the results of these policy changes are clear: They worked really, really well.

At the heart of the push was a massive buyback of more than 600,000 semi-automatic shotguns and rifles, or about one-fifth of all firearms in circulation in Australia.

The country’s new gun laws prohibited private sales, required that all weapons be individually registered to their owners, and required that gun buyers present a “genuine reason” for needing each weapon at the time of the purchase. (Self-defense did not count.) In the wake of the tragedy, polls showed public support for these measures at upwards of 90 percent.

Like most other articles praising Australia’s gun laws, the author of theSlate article completely leaves out the fact that the buyback program was mandatory which means that anyone who refused to go along with the program was subject to government raids and or violence.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Good luck with that lol

  2. Paul Berks Paul Berks says:

    Sometimes, what’s done can’t be undone.

  3. The”media ” just says what the govt. Tells them to .

    Don’t buy it !




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