I don’t often watch Al Jazeera, I tend to put them in the same category as Fox News and RT, there always seems to be an agenda. However this two part documentary is well worth the effort. The official site says:

Al Jazeera’s three-year investigation into the US’s gun lobby uncovers how officials from a far-right Australian political party sought millions of dollars in political funding, while offering to soften the Pacific country’s strict anti-gun laws.

Using hidden cameras, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit tracked representatives of ‘Pauline Hanson’s One Nation’ as they traveled to Washington DC for meetings with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other lobby groups, including the energy giant, Koch Industries.

James Ashby, One Nation’s chief of staff, and Steve Dickson, its leader in the Australian state of Queensland, were recorded seeking up to $20m for their election war chest, while promising to loosen legal restrictions placed on firearms after a massacre in Australia in 1996.

I only discovered this great documentary quite by accident. I was bored and did a Google News search on ‘NRA’, the results are always a fun read, what have the ‘Mouth Pieces’ done now? My favorites are Dana Loesch and Wayne LaPieirre, how either of them can sleep at night is beyond me. Video clips include this great advice on dealing with mass shootings:

How should you respond to a deadly mass shooting if you are a gun rights advocate?
First, “Say nothing.” If media queries persist, go on the “offence, offence, offence”.

Smear gun control groups. “Shame them” with statements such as – “How dare you stand on the graves of those children to put forward your political agenda?”

This was the advice the US’s most powerful gun lobby gave Australia’s One Nation party, according to an Al Jazeera investigation, when representatives of the Australian far-right group sought guidance from the National Rifle Association (NRA) on loosening the Pacific country’s strict gun laws.

Should you want to watch this very splendid documentary here:

Part 2

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