Skip to comments.Australian Tim Fischer capitalizes on tragedy to advance agenda (Blame the gun)
Posted on 08/21/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, in reaction to the tragic murder of baseball player Chris Lane in Oklahoma last Friday, has decried the incident as a direct consequence of organizations that support gun rights such at the National Rifle Association. Fischer claimed that the murder is "the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows" and added that, "People should take this into account before going to the United States."
Fischer's comments are disgraceful in myriad ways. To advance one's political agenda by tapping into the powerful emotions that continue to emanate from this tragedy is beneath the dignity of anyone, let alone a former deputy prime minister. No law controlling or banning guns would have prevented those Oklahoma thugs from opening fire into the back of Chris Lane. Sadly, Fischer and other Australians who reject the right of people to protect themselves have lately taken advantage of gun-related deaths in the United States to support the continuation of gun control in their home country and to make Australians think that they are the beneficiaries of such measures. By doing so, they seek to convince Australians that they should be thankful for having their guns confiscated, lest they should be susceptible to the similar acts of violence. And do not believe for a second that Tim Fischer's comments are isolated remarks hastily spouted without any connection to politics, for Fischer and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard are anxious to bring Australia's gun control measures to the United States.
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Oh my. He sounds like Piers Morgan!
Someone better inform the poor chap that once one takes away certain race upon race crimes in four US cities (Detroit, DC, Chicago, and New Orleans, if I remember correctly) our murder rate descends to fourth from the bottom.
Guns are not our problem.
Curtain cultures are.
Nonsense. This kids were all minors. They can't purchase a handgun legally. All the laws and regulations in the world wouldn't have prevented them from getting their guns. It would only prevented law abiding citizens the opportunity to defend themselves against them.
Im sure there is a good reason that he is known as “Former”
NOBODY seems to avail themselves of the fact that it is ILLEGAL for these minors to posses a gun in the first place! It is against the laws in ALL 57 states already! Did The Laws stop them? Did The Laws prevent them from obtaining a gun? Did The Laws stop them from using the illegally obtained gun?
Short answer: No
And it never will................
pierce moron!? Hey timmy. STFU.
Was it legal for any of the yutes to buy a gun or bullets?
OR are criminals and scofflaws going to ignore laws and penalties?
Murder is also illegal. Didn’t stop them.
Why is Tim a gun h8ter????
Tim is a hypocritical politician who saw an issue he could exploit
From what I gather, he isn't Left enough for the New Australia (or New New Zealand).
Once I thought those nations may be my escape pod from America but I've heard they went socialist.
Yeah we guns to protect us from guys like Hitler, Stalin, Obama, Castro, ....shall I continue? And none of them support individual rights, private property ownership or guns...hmmm
> Tim is a hypocritical politician who saw an issue he could exploit
And is probably open to anal exploitation just like the other commie gun haters.
Well, Mr. Fischer, if it was the gun who did this, why was the gun not arrested and charged and now facing trial?
Why were three black males arrested? What did they have to do with it?
If the three black males shot Lane with a crossbow, would it have been the crossbow’s fault? The bolt’s fault?
If the three black males clubbed him to death with a baseball bat, would it be the baseball bat’s fault?
If the three black males beat Lane to death with their hands, would it be their hands fault?
Or, Mr. Fisher, is the death of Lane the fault of the three black males who murdered him?
Ban thugs, not guns.
The boys may not be old enough to buy a gun, but the 17 yo can rahe his pregnant girlfriend for an abortion and not have to notify her parents, in Australia.
A country can't pay people to do nothing and expect them to "do nothing". Idol hands ARE the devils workshop, and no after scrool basket ball is going to work.
There are breeds of dogs who, if you don't give them something to do, they'll find something themselves, and it will be something destructive. These young people need jobs. I'm not talking about "make work" gooberment jobs, that's really just another form of Welfare. I'm saying we need to end Welfare and change the child labor laws so these young people can LEARN the value of work. We don't need illegal immigrants doing low skilled jobs. We need to end Welfare, put poor Americans in the low skilled jobs so they can have a chance to value themselves.
Just which gun control laws do you believe these gangs would obey?
The same ones the Australian Mafia comply with?
Where is the Austrailian murder rate today, vs. the murder rate the year before you banned guns?
Oh! Up 56% you say!
Why don’t you get back to us once you figure out a solution to actually getting your criminals under contol.
You might want to refer to Australia’s History books.
Weren’t you once a prison colony?
A police state is a safe state. /s