In the wake of tragic, multiple mass casualty attacks in both Europe and Japan, the anti-gun rhetoric from the Australian media has taken a turn for the better – silence. And who could blame them?
Nice, Wurzburg, Reutlingen Munich, Normandy, Tokyo. Or Truck, Axe, Machete, Illegal Firearm, Knife, Knife. All in countries with firearm control laws as strict, or stricter, than Australia’s. Who would’ve guessed? They couldn’t even use the Munich shooting, done by an individual with an illegal firearm and no licence, for any kind of the usual John Howard fellating, sophist grandstanding that we’ve come to know and hate for the last 20 years.
And to add salt in to the wound – they were all stopped by good guys with guns.
That is not to say they didn’t try. Sam Armytage on Sunrise did her best mental gymnastics to explain why a truck being used to murder 88 and injure 250 people was a reason to crack down on firearms, in a country with firearm laws as strict as Australia. She was only outdone by another display of genius from her Gun Control Australia name sake Sam Lee; who concluded that archery is not bad and sports shooting is because archery apparently was never used to kill people. Because as history tells us, the art of bow and arrow never drew it’s origins in aggression or combat prior to it’s inclusion in the modern Olympics, and neither did javelin, hammer throwing, fencing, wrestling, taekwondo or boxing.
A brief hope for the hoplophobes was re-ignited when the Fort Myers shooting occurred, however, when it was discovered it was African-American gang violence manifesting itself in yet another gun free zone aka Florida nightclub, it was dropped quicker from the propaganda cycle quicker than a Greens Senator in a Double Dissolution. And we’ve already talked about the futile Australia v America argument, so no need to go there.
The even more tragic irony is that all this began to occur less than one day after the EU Commission voted to attempt to ban semi-automatic centrefire rifles over 20 rounds (in legislation so vaguely written that no-one really understands it). Again, re-affirming the complete incompetence and blatant disarmament agenda of certain European bureaucrats, if the Hebdo and Bataclan attacks hadn’t already. Brexit not seeming like such a bad idea now, right?
What was just as morbidly hilarious was watching the Australian media, within hours of the Nice attack occurring, attempt to launch a pre-emptive assault on the public by using all kinds of insane logic to present it as a justification to “not loosen gun laws” – nothing short of desperate and pathetic. Will Aubrey Perry’s “Thank You John Howard” be getting a rerun from Fairfax? Or will they ask another Australian waitress of her knowledge of firearms and self defence?
What is clear from all this is simple: it appears only when steel is in the shape of a firearm that mass casualty deaths are a politicized tool to be used as an excuse for punishment of law abiding firearm owners, and never when said steel is in the form of a blade, axe or motor vehicle. And discussing ways of how the innocent can protect themselves from such attacks is never to be discussed. More government that couldn’t protect us in the first place, please.
What all the fracas in the previous two weeks did show the Australian public, beyond a shadow of a doubt, was clear: that there is absolutely nothing to stop these kinds of attacks from happening in Australia, gun laws do nothing to protect citizens from those intent on doing evil and restrictions will just force those who intend to do harm to use alternative means to devastating effect. And if that hasn’t proved it to you, then I doubt anything will.
Australian presstitutes face it, it’s over guys. Your narrative is toast, done, finito, over.
Now let’s try to save some face by doing some actual journalism, such as perhaps asking Sam Lee why Gun Control Australia is receiving funds from a source in the U.A.E. as was revealed recently? Because it’s not like an Islamic country funding the disarmament of Australians would be a hot button issue right now would it?