Former President Obama suggested the U.S. should look to Australia as a model for gun control. (David Zorrakino/Europa Press via AP)

Over the weekend, former president Barack Obama sat down with CBS for an in depth interview. During the conversation, Obama criticized America’s gun control laws and said we should change them to be more like Australia. Australia responded to mass shootings in their country by making it illegal for citizens to own a firearm. Obama lamented how gun control has become a partisan issue saying that he believes the majority Americans believe there should be restrictions to the Second Amendment.

According to Fox News:

Speaking about gun violence in America, the 44th president stated, “We are unique among advanced, developed nations in tolerating on a routine basis, gun violence in the form of shootings, mass shootings, suicides.”

He subsequently pointed to Australia as being a nation to emulate in terms of preventing mass shootings. He said, “You know, in Australia, you had one mass shooting fifty years ago and they said, ‘Nope, we’re not doing that anymore.’”

“That is normally how you would expect a society to respond when your children are at risk,” Obama added.

It’s worth noting that in Australia there is no legal right to gun ownership. The Australian Parliament website plainly states, “First, and in contrast to the position in the United States, there is no legal right to gun ownership. Owning and using a firearm is limited in Australia to people who have a genuine reason and self-protection does not constitute a genuine reason to possess, own or use a firearm.”

Obama blamed the media for making gun control a culture war issue but he fails to see that most Americans support the Second Amendment. Obama’s wish that America adopt the policies of Australia will only paint him and the Democrats as being globalists.

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