Continuing to struggle in the polls, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has pivoted to politicizing gun crime on the campaign trail in recent weeks. Among her latest comments on the issue involved praise for Australia’s response — a nationwide gun buyback program — to a mass shooting decades ago.
Beyond enticing citizens to relinquish “hundreds of thousands of guns,” Clinton gushed that the Australian government followed up by making it nearly impossible for anyone in the country to legally purchase a firearm. She explained:
But they believed, and I think the evidence supports them, that by offering to buy back those guns, they were able to, you know, curtail the supply and set a different standard for gun purchases in the future.
That approach, Clinton concluded, is “worth considering” along with Canada’s anti-gun legislation.