A nation known for its strict gun control laws is reeling after a gunman opened fire in an hour-long shooting rampage, killing four.
“On Wednesday, Northern Territory Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw told reporters that the suspect had used a 12-gauge pump action shotgun, a banned firearm that he said might have been stolen as far back as 1997 — when Australia was beginning a tectonic shift to stricter gun legislation,” according to NPR.
The shooter fired on unsuspecting shoppers in the business district in Darwin, the capital city. of Australia’s Northern Territory. Police said the shooter was previously known to authorities and was on parole. He was wearing a court-ordered electronic tracker on his ankle.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the event was not an act of terrorism.
“We have seen a terrible act of violence take place in Darwin this evening. We know four people have lost their lives and there are a number of other casualties,” he said. “I have been in contact with Chief Minister Gunner and understand this is not an act of terrorism and a person has been taken into custody. My thoughts are with Territorians and the tight-knit community in Darwin.”
I have been in contact with Chief Minister Gunner and understand this is not an act of terrorism and a person has been taken into custody. My thoughts are with Territorians and the tight-knit community in Darwin.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) June 4, 2019
After a 1996 mass shooting, Australia cracked down on guns, buying back hundreds of thousands of weapons. They also banned semi-automatic weapons and implemented waiting periods for those who are able to purchase firearms. It is a serious crime to possess a firearm without the proper licensing in Australia.
But still, Australians are able to get their hands on weapons, as proven by the latest mass shooter.
The NPR report noted that during a 2017 amnesty period which lasted only three months, during which gun owners were allowed to turn their firearms over without penalty, 57,000 weapons were collected.
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Parkland Father Demands for Red Flag Laws to be Used on Kaitlin Bennett Following Campus Gang Attack
Kaitlin Bennett’s rights are under attack from the Left.
One day after Infowars journalist Kaitlin Bennett was viciously assaulted by a mob of left-wing terrorists at Ohio University (OU), a Parkland father and radical gun control advocate is calling for her to be stripped of her 2nd Amendment rights with red flag laws.
Fred Guttenberg, allegedly a father of a shooting victim in Parkland, Fla., wants Bennett to be robbed of her core freedoms because he was triggered because of an open carry rally she is planning to show that she is completely undaunted by the left-wing terror mob.
“I will absolutely be returning to @ohiou’s campus again, and next time I’ll bring an army of gun owners for an open carry walk through campus,” Bennett wrote on Twitter. “You can’t keep us away and you can’t keep us silent. Just like Donald Trump, we will always win.”
Guttenberg told Newsweek that Bennett’s comment “pushes for the possibility of gun violence” and should be taken as a threat, despite the lack of any call for conflict in her statement.
“This person @KaitMarieox is desperately seeking attention. However, what she may need is for an ERPO to be issued. Sorry Kait, not getting the attention you wanted is not a reason to threaten gun violence. In fact, your tweet is the reason that open carry should not exist,” Guttenberg wrote in a Tweet.
An “ERPO,” or an extreme risk protection order, is another euphemism for “red flag laws,” which have been used across the country to take away the gun rights from individuals without due process.
Big League Politics has highlighted some of the worst abuses stemming from red flag laws that have occurred throughout the country, including a military veteran who lost his weapons due to a case of mistaken identity in Florida; a doctor snitching on a patient who was suing him so his guns would be confiscated in New Jersey; an Iraq War veteran who lost his guns after protesting the governor while wearing a MAGA hat in Oregon; and a man who lost his life when police came to confiscate his guns in Maryland.
Unfortunately for totalitarians such as Guttenberg, the state of Ohio does not have a red flag law in place, so Bennett’s 2nd Amendment rights are not in jeopardy.
Liberty Hangout posted video of Bennett being attacked by the mob of jackals yesterday as she tried to walk throughout the OU campus:
The @oupolice lied and said that no violence happened and that there were just "allegations that some unknown person splashed water." Students at @ohiou were throwing things at me all day, dumped hot coffee on me, & vandalized @Joelpatrick1776's truck right in front of the cops. pic.twitter.com/XnMUqFWtrH
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) February 18, 2020
By putting herself out there and conducting bold activism in the face of severe adversity, Bennett is proving the need for universal gun rights, in order to fend off crazed liberals who would put a Soviet-style regime into power at the flip of a switch if they could get away with it.
Leftists: threaten to kill Kaitlin Bennett, her family, and anyone that supports her
Also leftists: "I don't get it, why do you need to own guns?"
— Liberty Hangout (@LibertyHangout) February 19, 2020
Big League Politics will cover Bennett’s upcoming open carry rally at OU and the inevitable backlash it will receive from the extreme Left.
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