Matt Damon extolled Australia’s law regarding guns in Sydney. Matt Damon wishes America’s gun laws could be as “sensible” as Australia’s.
He emphasized on gun control program so that we could control the violence and mass shooting. The law passed after mass shooting in Australia is called National Firearms Agreement and Buyback Program. The Australian government purchased 650,000 guns from their citizens post mass shooting and it’s been more than 20 years since the law passed. Australia has drastically reduced mass shooting due to this law which is now considered one of the strictest gun laws in the world .
“You guys did it here in one fell swoop 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. We just can’t,” Matt Damon said.
“People get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter. I don’t know what needs to happen.”
Damon, who was in Sydney, Australia, to promote the latest “Bourne” movie, also invoked the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.