Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated on Friday that she was in support of the concept of the “Australian Model” of gun control, which hinges upon bans of most common firearms and confiscation of the same through forced buybacks.
Hillary Clinton said that a gun buyback measure similar to the one implemented in Australia “would be worth considering” at the national level on Friday.
Clinton was asked at a New Hampshire town hall whether she thought an Australian-style policy could be implemented in the U.S.
“Recently, Australia managed to get away, or take away tens of thousands, millions of handguns. In one year, they were all gone. Can we do that? If we can’t, why can’t we?” A New Hampshire man asked Clinton.
“I think that’s worth considering. I do not know enough detail to tell you how we would do it, or how would it work, but certainly your example is worth looking at,” Clinton said.
The Australia example is a favorite with politicians who favor stricter gun control measures, although rarely is it mentioned that Australia’s 1996 buyback was coercive—although citizens were compensated for their firearms, it was more accurately a program to confiscate firearms, particularly rifles.
For Clinton’s confiscatory fantasy to play out, she’d have to find a way to confiscate more than 100 million firearms (the sort of firearms the Australians banned are the most popular sold in the United States) from between 105-160 million highly-upset Americans—including several million combat veterans of recent wars— without triggering an full-on insurrection that would likely lead to assassination of government officials and a toppling of the federal government.
The greedy former First Lady is attempting to make a push for radical gun control the core of her 2016 Presidential run.
She clearly hasn’t thought things through.