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Less than one week after a massacre at two mosques killed 50 people in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on the sale of assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons. The law is expected to be in place by April and a buyback programme will also be introduced.

In 1996 a gunman went on a rampage in Port Arthur, Australia, killing 35 people and wounding 23 — the deadliest shooting in Australian history. The result in Australia, too, was fundamental change to gun laws. The National Firearms Programme Implementation Act of 1996 restricted the private ownership of semi-automatic rifle and shotguns. The government there also initiated a mandatory firearm buyback scheme.

In the United States — where perhaps the world’s fiercest debate on gun control rages — the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) has often used what happened in Australia in the 1990s as a warning of what could happen in the US.

On March 25, the Al Jazeera Investigations Unit releases its latest film, “How to Sell a Massacre” a 3-year investigation into the pro-gun lobby, which reveals secrets and connections that some don’t want exposed. On this episode of The Stream, an in-depth look at this groundbreaking film.

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Dino Moshi
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Dino Moshi

Really crazy

NRA ONLY3
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NRA ONLY3

you people act as if the billionaires funding the anti gun side are not also in big conference rooms speaking about tactics to push their agenda. its guaranteed they are saying things like "all we have to do is call the other side immoral and say the blood is on their hands, then we win the argument with the moral high ground hahahaha." they are saying things like "we just have to get this ban on semi auto rifles, then we can push towards banning handguns." obviously both sides have back room meetings and talk about this stuff. i didint… Read more »

NRA ONLY3
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NRA ONLY3

why did the US homicide rate drop so much during the last few decades even though the number of guns has increased by over 100m? the number of defensive gun uses goes up every year. every year thousands of people successfully defend their lives with guns. Australia has millions more guns in the country today than they did in 1996 so why has the murder rate stayed low? there are still many millions of guns in Australia and no law on the books would stop someone from committing a mass shooting. Australia has just been lucky since 1996. NZ didnt… Read more »

Rachid Rachido
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Rachid Rachido

One nation is a criminal organisation, Aussies should be aware of their satanic plans.

Allset Southern
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Allset Southern

Jihadi Government Political Arm Al Jazeera trying to Subvert Australian Government. These people should be jailed for TREASON.

Allset Southern
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Allset Southern

Brenton Tarrant Christchurch Mosque Shooter is a ‘National Bolshevik’ Leftwing Looney. But the Leftwing Government of Australia & New Zealand trying to make it a Rightwing attack. Thats why they are hiding his manifesto. https://www.theepochtimes.com/brenton-tarrant-is-the-christchurch-mosque-shooter-a-national-bolshevik_2850960.html

Allset Southern
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Allset Southern

Al Jazeera actors not real NRA. #FAKENEWS

Allset Southern
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Allset Southern

The politician from One Nation was talking about how APEX African gangs are raping and robbing Australians. Just do a search on APEX GANGS.

Allset Southern
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Allset Southern

Only people inciting RACISM is AL Jazeera Jihadi Media. Turkish President said he would send Australians back in body bags. Just like their ANZAC grandfathers.

NRA ONLY3
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NRA ONLY3

this documentary is so full of deceptive statistics. at one point they said Australia hasnt had another mass shooting because of their gun laws, well there is nothing to prove that. even before the 1996 gun law changes mass shootings were so rare they were a statistical anomaly and there wasnt even long term data on it, in the video they showed no data to back their claim. Aus has simply been lucky since 1996. later they claim there were like 400 mass shootings in the USA in 2018. they obviously show no source or methodology for what they consider… Read more »

Mk Ely
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Mk Ely

The USA is fucked, the NRA now control politicians. They use attack the victims to keep their toys.

AmerBoyo
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AmerBoyo

Whatever the motive, this video sheds a lot of light into what goes on behind closed doors. Guns are wrong on all levels. We’re all human, why don’t we all just get on with each other?

BENGALI CLASSIC
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BENGALI CLASSIC

where is the 2nd part??

donjon bro
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donjon bro

Nice Documentary

Joshua R. Doebler
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Joshua R. Doebler

Maximum, pew…

SwingTheDoor
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SwingTheDoor

How about doing an undercover investigation on the Muslim Brotherhood? Informed people know EXACTLY what Al Jazeera is and how they operate. This organisation should not be referred to as a news organisation.

Derek M
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Derek M

I am pro private gun ownership, crazy people will always commit acts of violence you can build a bomb such as Timothy McVey did I'm the Oklahoma City bombing. Banning guns will not prevent crazies from acting out nor will it prevent violence. In the UK all it did was prevent law abiding citizens from efficently protecting themselves, and knife crimes went through the roof. The American in me says we should always keep the ability to defend ourselves and our homes responsibly… There are other reasons we should always be allowed to have them. To say the government should… Read more »

Scorpion
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Scorpion

How about another name. How Liberals and Labour, selling Australian land and Australian businesses to China. This is more important than donations. Who’s going to vote for those, who’s selling our land? Only idiots.

David Hill
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David Hill

Guns are not illegal here in Australia , I personally own two firearms , it's just that we have tight control of who can get them and the storage and use of firearms . I personally enjoy clay target shooting as a sport . Politically I lean to the left

Rachid Rachido
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Rachid Rachido

We need desperately Peace Nation Party.

Miss Grumps
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Miss Grumps

Wait how is this breaking news? If they dont sell them to the US they will be selling them to warlords

Nev Flanagan
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Nev Flanagan

While money and politics exists people will climb over mountains of dead people to make more money and who pays for it? We the people with our lives and our wallet's thanks human race you've really set the bar high ,as for the rest of us who would happily live with kindness and generosity in our hearts maybe we could either move to a different planet now and get away from you people or you could take your money and politics elsewhere because we don't need your cancerous ideals anymore

serra Graham
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serra Graham

Great job thanks 4 it

Gumtree User
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Gumtree User

According to witnesses All of the shots fired in the Broad Arrow Cafe were fired from the right hip of a left- handed shooter…..29 rounds killed 20 people (all upper neck/head shots) and injured 12 that's 32 casualties including fatalities from 29 rounds…. unheard-of accuracy….29 rounds fired with one round left in a 30round magazine- as per Special Ops Protocol. This witness said him self that 17 rounds were fired in first 15 seconds … The killer was too proficient!! As Stated by one of Australia's finest Special Forces Ted Serong "There was something Satanic about the Accuracy" …also said… Read more »

NRA ONLY3
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NRA ONLY3

im pro choice, i support a woman's choice to carry pepper spray, a knife, a taser, or a handgun to defend herself from scumbag rapists, robbers or murderers. how could you not? my wife is a tiny little woman and she would have no chance to fight off a 200 lb 6ft tall man with her bare fists. guns are called equalizers for a reason, a 100 year old woman in a wheel chair with her handgun could defeat the strongest man on earth if he was attacking her. thats an extreme example but you get the point…

Ben random bloke I met from Tasmania
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Ben random bloke I met from Tasmania

Hi Al Jazeera why dont you expose the corruption in your own country….
Probably cas you have no guns to protect yourself from your tyrannical crown prince. 100% of dicators believe in gun control

Andrew Nash
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Andrew Nash

The UN undermines it's nobler initiatives relating to poverty, refugee relief, disease, etc. by trying to come after peaceful firearm owners in stable countries like New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Andrew Nash
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Andrew Nash

Is there any surprise that the NRA is meddling in Australian politics? I think it's fair considering all the media and UN meddling in U.S. politics trying to restrict the rights of peaceful firearms owners. For every murder with a firearm there are many thousands of people safely engaging in recreational shooting and self protection.

Andrew Nash
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Andrew Nash

I have a lot of respect for Al Jazeera reporting about the Middle East, but their bias in this report is glaring. Did they even bother asking anyone from the NRA or other organizations that might challenge the premise? This is very one sided and sloppy journalism.

ken1139
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ken1139

If you really want to know the truth of what happened in New Zealand, Port Arthur and all over the USA, study the recent history of "Operation Gladio". You Tube used to have a video called "NATO's Secret Army"; it may still be available online. Watch the video. You'll understand. DO NOT DISARM! These events are not actions of random lunatics. They are part of a well planned and executed military psychological operation.

موالي اثني عشري
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موالي اثني عشري

full credit to Roger Muller for showing the real face of One Nation party

alexa jessop
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alexa jessop

One word to Al Jazeera: Thanks!

Captain Kaos
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Captain Kaos

Al Jazeera being referred to as a news agency is the same as calling a 5 dollar Thai hooker a LADY. Filthy low life slime.

chadhominem
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chadhominem

thanks for the mems and memes aljazeera great work on this!

Steve Frankes
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Steve Frankes

Amazing how years old entrapment videos from a foreign corporation afflilated with chanel 7 and links to the Labor party show up just weeks before an election, I would be wondering about that perception before anything edited in those videos. The latest establishment 2 party system scaremongering with foreign help it seems.

Anita Davis
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Anita Davis

NRA were heading to N.Z to support gun owners, not the victims. This says it all really.

Two-tone Blue
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Two-tone Blue

Gotcha.

Morons.

john jay
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john jay

hiding?nothing! GUNS ARE GOOD,SELF DEFENCE IS A VERY IMPORTANT RIGHT OF EVERY CITIZEN!

Ahmed Afif Khan
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Ahmed Afif Khan

How much does Aussie polls cost?
– $20M

Some people are yelling at Al Jazeera and we certainly know why such reporting hurt.

Nevertheless keep that price tag in your mind when you are trying to run for the Senate and capture all the lower house and the upper house seats. Good Luck!

Lee Hofork
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Lee Hofork

No comparison to USA . We live and die to protect the second amendment here in the states .

Al Jazeera English
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Al Jazeera English

Watch part one of the investigation, "How To Sell A Massacre" here: https://youtu.be/QYyX7O02yOg