Matt Damon was in Australia promoting yet another one of his tediously by-the-book Bourne movies when the pretend assassin decided to lash out at his native country for having too much liberty.
Matt Damon has spoken passionately against America’s gun culture, saying the United States should follow Australia’s lead in implementing strict gun control legislation.
“You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly. We just can’t,” said Damon, who was in Sydney to promote the latest instalment in the Bourne film franchise.
“People get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter. I don’t know what needs to happen. Obviously mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook, when those children were murdered, if that didn’t do it, you know, I just don’t know. Maybe we just need to evolve further before we can have that conversation, I don’t know.
“It’s wonderful what Australia did because you guys haven’t had a mass shooting since you went, ‘No, we’re going to be sensible about this.’ And nobody’s rights have been infringed, you guys are fine.
It would probably pain the not-so-talented Mr. Damon to discover that gun crime has exploded in Australia since they passed gun laws that were ignored by 80-percent of the population, and that the population is now more at risk because of excessive gun laws.
Australians may be more at risk from gun crime than ever before with the country’s underground market for firearms ballooning in the past decade.
Previously unseen police statistics show that the number of pistol-related offences doubled in Victoria and rose by 300 per cent in New South Wales. At least two other states also saw a massive jump in firearms-related offences during the same period.
An investigation by The New Daily unearthed previously unpublished data for firearms offences collected from police and crime statistics agencies in four states – Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania.
The statistics detail the types of firearms offences police have pursued in the courts in the past decade and show some concerning findings, including a massive 83 per cent increase in firearms offences in NSW between 2005/06 and 2014/15, and an even bigger jump in Victoria over the same period.
Damon is apparently unaware of the fact that the forced-buybacks were a bust, and that most Australians refused to turn in their firearms.
As the legal market for firearms dried up, citizens unwilling to concede their natural right to self-defense to a control-mad government discovered that the same smuggling networks that can smuggle illicit drugs are more than happy to supply firearms and ammunition. It’s also true that people who are already forced into criminal action to buy firearms are going to have less qualms about acquiring more deadly weapons, including fully automatic weapons.
You’re now more at risk of being shot in Australia than ever before, and it’s all thanks to knee-jerk, fear-driven gun laws forced upon the Australian people by short-sighted politicians.
If Mr. Damon is so offended by firearms in the United States, perhaps he should turn down movie roles that have him using weapons and violence, and give away the money he earned from playing violent characters.
Or is commercially promoting violence with firearms okay as long as you profit handsomely from those roles?