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    Senator David Leyonhjelm warns the US not to adopt Australia's gun control laws

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-1...n-laws/6948656

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    Senator David Leyonhjelm has labelled Australia "a nation of victims" and discouraged the United States from following Australia's example on gun control.

    The Liberal Democrat made the comments in an interview with the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) which was screened on YouTube.



    Key points:
    •Senator David Leyonhjelm urges US not to adopt Australia's gun control laws
    •Labels Australia a "nation of victims" in an interview with the NRA
    •Says tighter gun control laws have not made "slightest bit of difference"

    His interview appears in a clip attacking presidential hopeful and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton over her pro-gun control stance and comes as the race to the White House heats up.

    Senator Leyonhjelm told the NRA that Australia should not be a model for gun control, stating that John Howard's 1996 gun legislation - pushed through in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre - had made "no difference".

    "We are a nation of victims," he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-1...n-laws/6948656

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    Senator David Leyonhjelm ... Liberal Democrat
    It's worth noting that party names seldom reflect ideology, at least in the current terminology.

    Leyonhjelm is a libertarian.

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