Reporter Asks Australian PM Turnbull if He Urged Trump to Consider Buyback Program of Semiautomatic Weapons

‘Prime minister, your country conducted a buyback program of semiautomatic weapons in the mid ‘90s and hasn’t had a mass shooting ever since’

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REPORTER: “Mr. Prime Minister, your country conducted a buyback program of semiautomatic weapons in the mid ‘90s and hasn’t had a mass shooting ever since. Is this something that you discussed with President Trump and did you at all urge him to reconsider his current recommendations to combat mass shootings in the United States?”
TURNBULL: “Well, the -- our history with gun control and regulation is obviously very different to the United States. And -- and you’re right. There was a mass shooting in Tasmania in 1996. And my predecessor, John Howard, who’s very well known here in the United States, prime minister for nearly 12 years, John undertook some very big reforms and basically semiautomatic and let alone automatic weapons are essentially not available." 

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