Is The Answer To The US Gun Violence Problem In Australia?
In the wake of mass shootings, President Obama and gun control advocates often point to Australia's gun laws as a success story.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | June 24, 2015
"When Australia had a mass killing — I think in Tasmania about 25 years ago — it was just so shocking to the system that the whole country said, 'We're going to completely change our gun laws.' And they did, and it hasn't happened since," President Obama told Marc Maron on "WTF."
On the podcast, Obama repeated a familiar line on gun control: Australia is a success story.
"Australia just said, 'Well, that's it, we're not doing, we're not seeing that again.' And basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws,” Obama said in 2014.