Australian actress Rebel Wilson, star of “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2,” has a message for America in the wake of the theater shooting in Lafayette, La. — be more like Australia!
Oh really? 2 killed, 4 wounded and 18 hostages don’t count?
And here’s Steven Crowder with a little more cold water on why Australia’s ban is not all it’s cracked up to be:
It’s pretty obvious, by the currently measurable barometers that we have available, that Australia’s disarmament was a disaster. Maybe they didn’t have any more “mass-shootings”. Great. But what about the rest of the crime?
Well, there’s argument about whether the gun related homicides and other various crimes have actually increased or not. Some places have the homicide rate increasing at 3.2% along with armed robbery at 44%, while some other stats have them remaining about the same. At the very least, we do know that the policies have not significantly decreased crime. That’s not even being debated. Which…considering that the Australian government spent a considerable amount of money on the laws, seems at the very least, disappointing.
Breaking: Report of shotgun wielding man with ISIS flag holding hostages in Sydney, Australia [photos]; Update: Opera House evacuated; Update: Reportedly 13 hostages; Update: Not an ISIS flag; Update: Airspace over Sydney ‘CBD’ closed; Correction: Media reports airspace not closed