Skip to comments.Australian politicians agree on gun laws
Posted on 12/15/2012 9:23:02 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Both sides of Australian politics agree the US must consider legislating for tougher gun control following the massacre at a Connecticut school.
A gunman on Friday shot dead 20 small children and six teachers at the Newtown school, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in US history.
Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop told ABC TV she was sure US President Barack Obama, members of Congress and senators would want to debate the issue.
"There has to be an end to this kind of senseless killing," she said.
"I'm sure there will be a search for the cause, for the meaning and a debate will ensue in the United States about what they can do to stop this kind of tragedy occurring again."
Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen said he hoped Mr Obama would tighten gun laws now that he was into his second and final term.
"I certainly hope that America, as a society and under the leadership of the president, can tackle this issue," he told Sky News.
"You can't say there's no link between lax gun laws and these events occurring far too regularly, in my view."
Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer said a person was 15 times more likely to be shot dead in the USA than in Australia.
The veteran National Party member supported the Howard government introducing tough gun control measures opposed by much of his party following the Port Arthur massacre in April 1996.
"Surely this time congress and the administration will stand up to the National Rifle Association and fix the broken US public policy settings on firearms," Mr Fischer told AAP.
Malcolm Turnbull tweeted his support for tougher gun control in the US.
"Listening to President Obama on #AM who could not weep with him and all Americans at yet another tragedy. When will America act on guns?" he wrote on the social media platform Twitter.
Greens leader Christine Milne said she was pleased to hear Mr Obama talking about taking meaningful action after the "devastating shooting".
"After Port Arthur massacre, gun control achieved because of tri-partite support. In USA the Republicans would need to support it. Hard to see," she tweeted.
Who here give’s a rat’s patoot what the Aussies think?
I’m glad the Aussie politicians have solved all of their country’s problems and have spare time to offer us advise.
Report on how Australia’s gun control does not work.
I believe the Australians should focus on the baby-eating dingos.
Get ready here America- the left WILL take away your right to own guns- and you will forever be at the mercy of criminals who couldn’t give a rats ass what laws are on the books- This IS goign to happen I do believe- The left has rammed thousands of gun laws down our throats, made it practically impossible for ordinary law abidign citizens to own guns, and the left can’t even enforce thel aws that are o nthe books- but that won’t stop them from makign it even more impossible to own guns- The left wants a revolt in this country- I truly beleibve they are pushing for one-
Exactly who gives a rat’s X@#! what some dimwitted foreign fools think? They should mind their own business or get nuked.
I can see it happening and I can also see Republicans in Congress going right along with it. Nothing would surprise me anymore
No, they won't. Not while I'm alive.
Now is not the time to get hysterical.
The logistics of disarming America are impossible. I'll not be disarmed.
When did they move Connecticut to Australia? And why didn’t these buffoons “agree on gun laws” after the 91 were murdered up in Norway. This is bull****! Hypocrite commies. Get a life morons!
Aren’t the statistics that 80 million Americans are currently armed, with over 300 million guns? I believe that 80 million number will grow in the upcoming weeks as well. I’ve never owned a gun in my life, and I plan on getting one in anticipation of the gun grab.
“Fifteen times more likely to be shot dead in the US than Australia”
I didn’t know we were that much better shots than the diggers.
Not to brag, but I was NRA sharpshooter qualified at age 13.
My rights are not theirs to take.
My servants are not my masters.
My rights are mine to defend.
I do not give a rat’s ass what laws they pass or don’t pass.
Welcome to Free Republic.
I have always tried to have some sort of respect for the Aussies...interesting lot that they are...
However, don’t even think about bringing Aussie values into America or Aussie politics. Their opinions belong down under and not in our country.
There...that was a nice comment on my part...but, don’t push your luck foreigners.
Mine your own freaking business
And if this were 1942 it would be a pushover for a Jap invasion.
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