January 10, 2013
Piers Morgan isn’t the only CNN host pushing a ban on semi-automatic guns. Fareed Zakaria hammered “anomalous” U.S. gun laws on Thursday afternoon and pointed to other countries for the strict gun control that America should strive for.
“And I think that Sandy Hook has been a huge turning point and there is a shift of consciousness. We are becoming more aware of just how anomalous the U.S. is,” said the host of CNN’s foreign affairs show Fareed Zakaria GPS. “So the real challenge here is going to be to take this shift in national consciousness and actually drive it through to make it a shift in policy.” [Video below the break. Audio here.]
What’s the “policy” Zakaria wants? “It’s not very complex,” he maintained. “Australia put in place a ban on all automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Gun homicide in Australia has gone down 60 percent. Why? Because there’s a real ban. They didn’t have 600 exemptions like our ’94 assault weapons ban had. So we know what to do.”