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Obama Hints at Gun Confiscation over Oregon shooting

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Australia and Great Britain instituted virtually complete bans on firearm possession.

When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, Oregon, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain.

In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.

Obama referenced the bans thus:

We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours – Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.

And Obama is not the only one who suggested taking a gun-free approach to American life. The anti-Second Amendment message was also pushed by Slate, Vox, and Dan Savage.

For example, on October 1 Slate ran a story reminding readers that Australia enacted their gun ban in response to an attack on April 28, 1996, wherein a gunman “opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania.” Thirty-five were killed and 23 others wounded in the attack. Twelve days later Australia’s government banned guns, period.


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  • Ralph

    Dumb A$$ Muslim’s And Includes The Black Muslim President…


  • uksnapper

    I wonder what Obama will do about the 32000 people killed on American roads each year

  • sailorbill

    iv read some were they have 2500 guillotines in storage,i really think i need a gun or two

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