Sunday, April 21, 2013

John Oliver Investigates Gun Control Success In Australia

On Jon Stewart's show, John Oliver reports on the success of Australia’s gun control laws in terms of reduced homicides and youth suicides involving guns, as well as no gun massacres in 17 years. These results are enumerated in an interview with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a conservative. When Oliver cites them to gun lobbyist Philip Van Cleave, the latter becomes increasingly befuddled. Finally, Van Cleave unwittingly states, “The U.S. has a very high number of guns. Therefore, there’s going to be more chances for someone to be killed with a gun.” Oliver responds, "Right. That's my point." Watch:

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