Australian Gun Laws Have Made a “Nation of Victims,” Says Aussie Politician

An armed Islamic jihadist named Haron Monis walked into a cafe in Sydney recently, and took the customers hostage. A police siege ensued. Hours later, the police stormed the cafe and found Monis had murdered two women, Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson. Now an Australian legislator is saying his country’s restrictive gun control laws have made it impossible for Australians to defend themselves.

In an article by Tim Brown of Eagle Rising, Senator David Leyonhjelm of Australia’s Liberal Democratic Party says he believes lives could have been saved if someone in the cafe had been carrying a concealed weapon.

That nutcase who held them all hostage wouldn’t have known that they were armed and bad guys don’t like to be shot back at…We are all disarmed victims.

It would have been illegal for them to have a knife, a stick, a pepper spray, a personal Taser, mace, anything like that for self-defense…To turn an entire population into a nation of victims is just unforgivable.

Brown’s article continues:

I find it ironic that a Senator from the Liberal Democratic Party in Australia can get what his counterparts by the same name in America don’t get and that is that the right to keep and bear arms is a God-given right to defend one’s self and government has absolutely no business, including issuing concealed carry permits, in it.

Others, however, continued down their road of totalitarianism.

Acting leader of the Australian Greens Adam Brandt told ABC radio that a review of how Islamic jihadist Haron Monis acquired

the weapon he used to take hostages and murder two innocent people should be the focus.

Why Mr. Brandy? We know he got it by illegal means, which means he broke your man made law, but you have absolutely no way to stop men from breaking the law.

Attorney-General George Brandis agrees saying, “If the weapon he had indeed was a banned weapon, then there’s only one way he could have got that weapon and that is illegally.”

“The question is not if the laws are tough enough, but the way in which the laws are enforced,” he added.

Of course, but the problem is that there should be no gun laws with respect to law abiding citizens. In other words, government should have no say in the sale and acquirement of a gun, period. If someone has engaged in a criminal act with a gun, then they should be dealt with lawfully.

It is interesting that we hear this particular argument from an Australian, as it parallels many discussions held in this country after high-profile shootings in public places. Texas’ concealed carry law was passed after an armed gunman shot 43 people in a Killeen cafeteria in 1991. Today, a number of states are determined to protect their citizens’ Second Amendment rights in the face of liberal efforts to destroy them.