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    Hillary: Australia-style gun control ‘worth looking at’

    Hillary: Australia-style gun control ‘worth looking at’

    But by all means lets talk about how Trump sucks.

    Hillary Clinton says a gun buyback program similar to the one Australia implemented in 1996 is “worth considering” in the United States.

    “I don’t know enough details to tell you how we would do it or how it would work, but certainly the Australia example is worth looking at,” Clinton said at a New Hampshire town hall on Friday.

    The Democratic presidential front-runner said data indicate the Australian program reduced the number of firearms in circulation by paying citizens to turn over their weapons.
    “The Australian government, as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of automatic weapons, offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns, and then they basically clamped down going forward in terms of having, you know, more of a background-check approach, more of a permitting approach,” Clinton said.

    The Australian government purchased more than 650,000 guns from citizens in the compulsory 1996 buyback program.

    Clinton said individual American communities have tried to implement such gun control measures on the local level and that she would be open to testing it nationwide.

    “Now communities have done that in our country, several communities have done gun buyback programs,” she said. “But I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level if that could be arranged.”

    she also compared the plan to Cash for Clunkers, a program that sought to stimulate the automobile market by giving citizens credit toward new vehicles for trading in older less fuel-efficient models.

    The Australia gun control law, the 1996 National Firearms Buyback Scheme, was legislated after the Port Arthur massacre of the same year, in which a lone gunman killed 35 people.

    Clinton criticized rival candidate Bernie Sanders for his record on guns at the first Democratic primary debate on Tuesday.

    She announced a new gun control plan earlier this month that did not mention a gun buyback. A Clinton spokesman did not immediately return a request for clarification on Clinton’s stance on guns.

    President Obama also referenced the Australia law in an address shortly after a school shooting in Oregon that left 10 people dead and nine wounded.

    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Her agenda from the get go.

    Now, if the esteemed Republican candidate can quickly learn to think before he opens his mouth and actually has the ability to use an internal "censor" button, there will be no more videos of thousands of handguns and rifles being destroyed. He is shooting himself in the foot.


      A lot of what she mentions is apples and oranges, even within her statements.

      Look, the thing about most antis and libs is that this is a political move on their part. They really have no idea what they are talking about which is why most gun "control" laws are so asinine. Remember the legislator in Colorado who wrote up their hi-cap magazine ban bill. She thought the grandfathered magazines would just expire when people used them, like printer cartridges. She had no idea magazines are re-loadable and was dumbfounded on this when asked in a press conference.