Principled Republican Lawrence Wilkerson, in his continued crusade, to call out his party called out John McCain.
Wilkerson placed blame of Orlando Massacre on GOP inaction on gun control
Lawrence Wilkerson did not flinch or pull any punches as he called out John McCain and instead laid the blame of the Orlando Massacre squarely on the GOP. Wilkerson is the former chief of staff for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
"John McCain made an egregious statement," Lawrence said, "He withdrew it, but he made an egregious statement that said that Barack Obama was responsible for Orlando. If anybody is directly responsible for Orlando, it is the Republican Party for stymying all manner of gun control."
Emily Miller, the author of “Emily Gets Her Own Gun,” made the false claim that there is no gun control law proven to reduce crime. Josh Barro immediately refuted Emily Miller. He pointed out that Australia's gun control law was in fact, successful.
Business Insider reported Australia's path to gun control as follows.
In 1996, a man named Martin Bryant became the worst killer in Australia's history. After walking into a cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, he killed 35 people and wounded 23 others with a semiautomatic rifle and another semiautomatic assault weapon. As a result, Australia enacted one of the largest gun reforms in recent history — and gun deaths plummeted. The changes remain the gold standard for advocates of gun control today.
Bryant's actions shook Australia to its core just six weeks after then-Prime Minister John Howard took office. As a federation, Australia gives its national government limited powers. So Howard stared down the challenge of convincing the country's various states to support nationwide reform while the national government banned the import of specific weapons. For a while, some states seemed unwilling to pass the reform. Howard, however, made clear his government would counter with a referendum to alter Australia's Constitution and give itself the power to regulate guns.
Will America learn from the experiences of others who are successful with their solutions?