Date: 19 November 2015
Author: Kits Daniels
“We are a nation of victims,” he said
Australia is a “nation of victims” because of its strict gun control laws, according to Australian senator David Leyonhjelm.
The Liberal Democrat told the NRA that Australia should not be a model for gun control because the country’s 1996 gun bans – pushed through after the Port Arthur massacre – have made “no difference.”
“We are a nation of victims,” he said. “You cannot own a gun for self defense… the criminals still have guns.”
“There’s a very vigorous black market for guns, so it’s not made the slightest bit of difference; if you want a gun, you can get one.”
He has a point because an ISIS suicide bomber who’s willing to kill “for Allah” isn’t going to let a “no guns allowed” sign stop him.
Unfortunately, this reality hasn’t derailed U.S. politicians from demanding more gun control amid the recent Paris attacks, even though multiple Western nations have been arming and funding ISIS for the past several years in an attempt to oust Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad.
“President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they ‘have more deadly weapons to act out their rage,’” the Washington Times reported.
However, when Obama demanded more gun control in response to the Oct. 1 Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon, he also authorized a shipment of guns to the “Syrian opposition,” a.k.a. ISIS-linked militants, on the exact same day.