In an article entitled Australia: There Will be Blood, the National Rifle Association in the US has launched an attack on Australia’s gun laws in the latest edition of its most militant gun rights publication, America’s First Freedom.
The article claims there is a “growing consensus” in Australia that the gun buyback and ban on semi-automatic weapons introduced after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 had failed to make the nation safer.
“The Australian people paid a massive price in liberty. Their reward? At best, an unexamined resolution that things were somehow better now,” says the article.
“For those who became victims, or who simply examined the situation with open eyes, it was rather clear that they were not. Gun rights were, for all practical purposes, gone forever.”
The article warns that US President Barack Obama might support Australian-style gun reforms.