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Obama Praises Australia For Confiscating Citizens’ Guns

Former President Barack Obama praised Australia’s gun confiscation following a mass shooting during an interview that aired Tuesday morning.

“We are unique among advanced, developed nations in tolerating, on a routine basis, gun violence in the form of shootings, mass shootings, suicides,” Obama told “CBS This Morning” co-host Nate Burleson. “In Australia, you had one mass shooting 50 years ago and they said, ‘No, we’re not doing that anymore.’ That is normally how you would expect a society to respond when your children are at risk.”

Australia carried out a mandatory “buy back” of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns after a 1996 mass shooting in Port Arthur. Obama previously praised Australia for its gun control laws while President, including in 2014.

“I think somehow — and there are a lot of historical reasons for this — gun ownership in this country became an ideological issue and a partisan issue in ways that it shouldn’t be,” Obama told Burleson. “It has become sort of a proxy for arguments about our culture wars. Instead of thinking about it in a very pragmatic way, we end up really arguing about identity and emotion and all kinds of stuff that does not have to do with keeping our children safe.”

President Joe Biden, Congressional Democrats, media figures and celebrities demanded a ban on so-called “assault weapons” in the wake of mass shootings in a Nashville school, a bank in Louisville and an outlet mall in Allen, Texas.

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  1. Maybe he should consider relocating to the down under! He and Michelle would be free of America and its cultural quirks…like the 2nd Amendment. They will love the snakes and the sharks in Australia.

  2. I am ashamed to say I voted for that moron. Biggest regret of my life. I wish I would have been on the set with him. I would have asked him if the Secret Service protects him? Then he has nothing to worry about. How about the rest of Americans? Who protects them? Law Enforcement usually arrives after the crime has happened. I would ask him how he was going to get weapons from the criminals? And how about getting them first from them. Him and his wife are useless along with Biden and most democrats. I grew up a Democrat until I saw what they were doing to this country. Then I went independent until this socialistic and communistic agenda began and now am a full fledged republican. You are either an American or a democrat as I see it!

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