By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- During a June 10 2014 question and answer session for Tumblr, Obama “praised Australia's confiscation of firearms.”
National Review Online reported Obama as saying:
Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that's it, we're not doing, we're not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven't had a mass shooting since.
Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There's no advanced, developed country that would put up with this.
On August 21 Breitbart News reported that Sydney, Australia, launched new gun control operations to try to quell the gun violence that had occurred after the implementation of the “very severe, tough gun laws” Obama mentioned.
And according to the Ballina Shire Advocate, over 9,000 guns were confiscated as part of the new effort, which came after the laws Obama mentioned.
Yet Obama–the President of a country with a 2nd Amendment that defends a God-given right to individual gun ownership and self-defense–is “[praising Australia] for forcefully removing all semi-automatic firearms… from its citizenry.”
Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America's Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA's Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.
If you have questions or comments, email him at [email protected] You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.