Port Arthur Massacre

 

Australia changed after the Port Arthur Massacre. They got rid of guns. In a country where the outback is a way of life, not a steakhouse. It couldn’t have been easy. And yet, we know nothing about it.

Prime Minister Turnbull had a joint news conference with President Trump, just days after the Valentine’s Day Massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The words “Port Arthur Massacre” were never mentioned, the 3 most elusive words in America.

Here’s a short list of the contenders for 3 most elusive words in America…

I was wrong.

You were right.

Just one more.

Raise my taxes.

Please don’t shoot.

There’s a video floating around of a reporter from The Guardian at CPAC. He tries to engage in a conversation about guns. But it fails. The reporter comes across like a concerned family member visiting loved ones at a nut house.

“Grab the guns. Grab the guns,” one nutjob says is the mantra of the left. It’s not the mantra. Here’s the mantra: give up the guns, give up the guns, please and thank you.

“It’s not about feelings,” says another nutjob. You can’t help but wonder if she’s ever had a feeling.

They interviewed the king of all nutjobs, Dick Heller. He sued the government about guns. He won. His win makes him a celebrity at CPAC. “Tell me one piece of legislation that would have stopped Parkland?” he asks.

The Port Arthur Legislation.

I don’t know what it is, or anything about the legislation, since we never talk about it. Instead we interview crazy people at CPAC to see how many thumbs we can get on YouTube. So far, there’s 57 thumbs up and 13 thumbs down.

“Guns are not the problem. The problem is mental capacity. That’s the problem.”

Australia has mental health problems but they don’t have mass shootings. England has mental health problems but they don’t have mass shootings. Scotland has mental health problems but they don’t have mass shootings. Canada has mental health problems but they don’t have mass shootings.

“If you’ve been following the news in the last 2 or 3 days, everything is against the NRA.” Victimhood has never had a nobler cause.

The Florida State Fairgrounds hosted a gun show last weekend in Tampa. Attendance was up. It begs the question: was Parkland a tragedy or an infomercial?

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