From the virtue signallers at SBS:
“A Turnbull government MP has used parliament to lambast the United States for allowing its citizens to use guns to inflict more damage than all of its enemies combined. Liberal backbencher John Alexander, a former tennis professional who lived and worked in the country for several years and owned houses in Atlanta, said the US was top of Australia’s “best friends list” and its staunchest ally.
It has been the world’s policeman and the greatest force for peace wherever peace is threatened, he told the lower house on Monday.
“It is therefore difficult to reconcile that the US is empowering its own people to do to themselves greater destruction of human life than the combined forces of all enemies over the past 150 years,” Mr Alexander said.
“Until you control gun ownership, you are your own worst enemy.”
It’s not the first time this guy has weighed in on firearms, being part of the “Friends of Gun Control” parliamentary authoritarian cadre.
But what do you expect? John Alexander: a guy who played professional sport for a living, “lived in the US” and apparently by extension becomes a credible authority on firearms and then inherited a safe Liberal seat, which just happened to be formerly owned by John Winston Howard prior to his famous dumping. Fair to say where the marionette strings are coming from.
The mistake Alexander makes is believing anyone in the US, or Australia, cares about what he thinks about firearms.
I think we can safely file this one under the “cash for comment” category.