For Australian journalists, any kind of firearm related event in the United States is like cake to a fat kid. They can’t resist a chance to sink their teeth into the addictive sugary temptation of a virtue signal flan, but the dirty calories gained from the sugar hit reflects their complete lack of intellectual nutrition.
With the facts of the event still not clear in Florida, the Australian media was drawn to it like Barnaby to a staffer with a slew of the same cookie cutter, anti-gun garbage we’ve been acclimatised to over the past 21 years.
The most notable came from the LNP apologist channel aka Sky News’ ultracrepidarian, millennial conservative Daisy Cousens.
Daisy hypocritically bangs on about freedom of speech on a medium not conceived by the founding fathers in regards to the first amendment, while spurning the second as outdated. “Semi-lawless society.” Been to Chicago, Detroit or Baltimore or Mexico recently? Hell, been to Melbourne recently? And this from a channel that has been, quite rightfully, whacking Daniel Andrews non-stop over the Melbourne crime wave.
Australia’s “excellent” gun laws? At the same time this was all transpiring, Mick Awi was gunned down in Rockdale with a firearm that somehow didn’t make it’s way to Michael Keenan’s amnesty. And just yesterday, Armaguard were ambushed by someone with an illegal firearm, a week after thieves held up O’Reilly’s in Thornbury with an illegal firearm.
And on that, soft hypocrisy from Andrew Bolt, who just a few months ago was praising the use of a firearm by an undercover police officer to thwart would-be car jackers in the midst of Melbourne’s crime wave.
Both “sides” of the Australian media are anti-gun. Unfortunately, a lot of older guard firearm owners in Australia still cling to this notion that Murdoch somehow represents them. He doesn’t (in Australia anyway), so get over it.
We made our thoughts known about this on Twitter:
It’s “not about legal vs illegal guns but it’s about ease of access on the black market.” Oh dear.
As we’ve discussed before comparing Australia to the United States on this topic is a false binary argument. Cousens’ rant is just run of the mill, Australian journalist anti-firearm schtick: high on emotion, buzzwords, no understanding of the laws or deeper exploration of crime statistics let alone that of basic ballistics or marksmanship.
Must have had a copy of Joe Hockey’s interview from earlier in the week.
Daisy, less time taking selfies and more time actually furthering your knowledge on the topic, or you’re no better than your left wing millennial offsiders over at Buzzfeed and the ABC which you decry on a daily basis.
Get yourself down to a range or get yourself out of the debate.