The Hildabeast Wants Australian-Style Gun Confiscation. Hint: It Didn’t Work So Well

Let’s start by confiscating the weapons from her secret service detail.

From Ben Shapiro at the Daily Wire

Hillary Clinton has now toed the far-left line on guns: she’s all for gun confiscation.

While speaking in Keene, New Hampshire, Hillary received a question from an elderly man upset about lack of gun control in the country. “Recently,” he asked, “Australia managed to get away, or take away, tens of thousands, millions of handguns. And in one year, they were all gone.” Hillary nodded enthusiastically as he continued, “Can we do that? And if we can’t, why can’t we?”

Hillary then explained:

“You know, Australia is a good example, Canada is a good example, the UK is a good example. Why? Because each of them had mass killings. Australia had a huge mass killing about 25, 20 or 25 years ago. Canada did as well. So did the UK. And in reaction, they passed much stricter gun laws. In the Australian example, as I recall, that was a buyback program. The Australian government, as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of automatic weapons, offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns, and then they basically clamped down on going forward of having more of a background check approach, more of a permitting approach. But they believed, and I think the evidence supports them, that by offering to buy back those guns, they were able to curtail the supply and to set a different standard for gun purchases in the future. Now, communities have done that in our country. Several communities have done gun buyback programs, but I think it would be worth considering doing that on a national level if that could be arranged….I don’t know enough details to tell you how we would do it or how it would work, but certainly the Australian example is worth looking at.”

Hillary’s endorsement of the Australian gun confiscation follows hard on Obama’s endorsement of Australian gun confiscation the day of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon. But her description of Australia’s 1996 mass gun confiscation is wildly inaccurate. Australia’s buyback program was not voluntary: it was mandatory under the National Agreement on Firearms. It did not just restrict “automatic weapons,” it restricted both automatic and semiautomatic rifles, and instituted a temporary gun buyback program only to encourage people to turn in guns that it would be illegal for them to own after the law went into place; in fact, the gun buyback program was required under Australian law, since seizure of property without just compensation is illegal. To own a firearms license in Australia, you must now show a “genuine reason,” which cannot include self-defense. Despite these heavy measures, just one-fifth to one-third of Australian guns ended up in the hands of the government.

So, did the gun seizures have any effect on suicide or homicide rate? Not at all. According to Samara McPhedran of University of Sydney, “The hypothesis that the removal of a large number of firearms owned by civilians [would lead to fewer gun-related deaths] is not borne out by the evidence.” In the United States, firearm ownership has steadily risen over the past two decades, but our murder rate declined far more precipitously than Australia’s. Australia always had low homicide rates; seizing guns had no marked impact.

As for other favorite leftist examples, like the United Kingdom, statistics show that gun crime has skyrocketed in the country since 1997’s ban on handguns in the aftermath of a mass shooting; from 1999 to 2009, gun crime rose 89%.

Obama, Hillary, and the rest of the Demtards play to a receptive leftwing audience with their rants on ‘gun control’, but I guarangoddamntee you that the second any politician tries to dispatch jackbooted thugs into our homes to violate the 2nd and 4th Amendments, there will be an uprising the likes of which has not been seen since the war between the states.

Go fuck yourself Hillary.

Related post:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/oregon-town-greets-obamas-anti-gun-politicizing-visit-with-go-home/

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sfcmac on 17/10/2015 at 10:46

    Jack,

    I agree. Fuck ’em all. If Americans love their freedoms they had better be willing and prepared to defend them.

    SFC MAC

  2. Posted by Jack Spratt on 16/10/2015 at 15:45

    Go fuck yourself, Hillary? What about all the Left Wing Progressive Pukes in the country that clamor for a defenseless population…who worship at the altar of government founded on authoritarianism and collectivism. They are the major culprits…the politicians are the stooges that suck up to them for votes but it’s the Progressive Pukes among us that drive this.

  3. Posted by Brittius on 16/10/2015 at 15:39

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: