Matt Damon wants gun confiscation in 'one fell swoop'

The star of the "Jason Bourne" franchise, Matt Damon, said at a press conference in Australia over the July 4th weekend that he wished America would follow the example of Australia and confiscate all guns in "one fell swoop."

Washington Times:

“You guys did it here in one fell swoop [in 1996] and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” Mr. Damon said during a promotional engagement in Sydney for the movie “Jason Bourne.”

The action star went on to say people get too “emotional” when it comes to “not selling AK47s to people on terror watchlists.”

Yeah, I know what he means.  A lot of Americans get emotional when people are denied their Second Amendment rights without due process. 

Mr. Damon also discussed the Dec. 12, 2012, massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20-year-old Adam Lanza stole his mother’s legal weapons, killed her and then did the same to 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Obviously, mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook, when those children were murdered, if that didn’t do it, you know, I just don’t know. Maybe we just need to evolve further before we can have that conversation, I don’t know,” Mr. Damon said, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.

Unfortunately for the people of Australia, they did not have any constitutional protection of their right to bear arms.  The 1996 law that banned most auto and semi-automatic weapons and was fueled by a gun buyback program has not affected the homicde rate, according to a study done by two University of Melbourne researchers.

University of Melbourne researchers Wang-Sheng Lee and Sandy Suardi concluded their 2008 report on the matter with the statement, “There is little evidence to suggest that [the Australian mandatory gun-buyback program] had any significant effects on firearm homicides.”

“Although gun buybacks appear to be a logical and sensible policy that helps to placate the public’s fears,” the reported continued, “the evidence so far suggests that in the Australian context, the high expenditure incurred to fund the 1996 gun buyback has not translated into any tangible reductions in terms of firearm deaths.”

If you've ever seen the hysterical Trey Parker film Team America: World Police, you know how Damon's intelligence is viewed by his colleagues in Hollywood.  All he can do in the movie is keep repeating his name:

So it's not surprising that Damon apparently doesn't understand the Second Amendment and why confiscating guns in "one fell swoop" is not only stupid, but unconstitutional.

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