All Of Australia Mocking Tucker Carlson
Rather reminds me of that time someone else at Fox slagged off the British city of Birmingham and then got owned by Prime Minister Cameron … Note the ‘sent to prison for their views’ line is a right-wing meme relating to Australian racial discrimination laws and is - obviously - a lie.
An American Fox News anchor has claimed Australians “have no freedom” while lambasting Australia’s gun laws during a live discussion on the recent Oregon shooting.
Nine people were killed and several were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg earlier this month.
Since then, gun control has been hotly debated among politicians in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election.
But this morning, well-known conservative Fox & Friends host Tucker Carlson described the idea of banning guns as both “insane” and “childish”.
“When there’s a driving accident, you don’t ban cars, you try to prevent drunk people from driving,” he said.
“They have no freedom, you can go to prison for expressing unpopular views in Australia and people do.
“The idea that taking guns away from the law-abiding will make us safer is insane and childish.”
Fellow host Clayton Morris then suggested Australia’s gun laws were an example of effective gun control.
But Carlson criticised a focus on “the tool of the violence”, rather than the perpetrator, as “infantile”.
“What people always throw out there, is look at Australia, they have no gun violence, they don’t have guns, their citizens aren’t allowed to have guns,” Morris said.
“But they have no freedom, you can go to prison for expressing unpopular views in Australia and people do,” Carlson argued, without citing any examples.
Former prime minister John Howard introduced strict gun laws in Australia, banning automatic and semi-automatic weapons, following the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.
Since then, there have been no mass shootings in Australia.
Tucker Carlson - you’re an imbecile, and your haircut is stupid. http://t.co/S0MkeAQs0F
Hey @TuckerCarlson remember when Jon Stewart called you a dick? That was awesome. He was also right. Take your gun and shove it.
@TuckerCarlson The Australian racial discrimination act has been used 4k times over 20 yrs & no ones been sent to prison. Check your facts.
Hey @TuckerCarlson Economic Freedom Index Aus #4 US #12 Human Freedom Index: Aus #7 US #20 Can’t hear you over all my Aussie freedom
America - where the problem is not the gun massacres, but that Australians, Canadians, and Europeans wonder why they keep happening.