NRA Schooling Aussie Far Right Political Party

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One Nation attempts to secure millions from NRA to soften Australia’s gun laws

One Nation asked for $20 million from the NRA.

 

Full investigation part 1 is below:

 

In the first of a two part series: A three-year Al Jazeera investigation into the U.S. gun lobby has uncovered an effort by an Australian political party to seek millions of dollars in political funding while offering to soften strict, anti-gun laws in Australia.   Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit used concealed cameras to track ‘Pauline Hanson’s One Nation’, a right-wing, anti-immigration party, as representatives travelled to Washington, D.C. to hold meetings with the National Rifle Association and other lobby groups, as well as the energy giant Koch Industries.   One Nation’s Chief of Staff James Ashby was accompanied on the U.S. visit by Steve Dickson, the party’s leader in the Australian state of Queensland and a candidate in upcoming Australian elections.   Ashby and Dickson were recorded seeking up to $US20 million for their election war chest while promising to soften laws, put in place following a massacre in Australia in 1996.   The strict Australian gun laws have often been condemned by the NRA.   Al Jazeera approached all the groups and individuals featured in this programme. None responded to our findings.

 

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Can someone watch this & give a TLDR? lol I can't be bothered.

edit: watched most of the 2nd video, the styling & music are silly & it doesn't really say anything the 1st video didn't. It spends a lot of time trying to paint a spooky conspiracy when really it's just a boofhead trying to get some cash.

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"Investigation" designed by Al Jazeera to "expose" anti muslim right wing party, so this has to be taken with a huge pinch of salt.

 

Shame that such an investigation has not been done by a credible, less biased source.

 

However, it is by no means incredible that the NRA holds an enormous portion of US politicians hostage, neither is that they "promote" their industry using far right propaganda, quite the contrary.

 

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Yeah it looks kinda like some kind of entrapment sting operation but the bottom line is that One Nation has been courting the US NRA for funding. Do with that info whatever you like.

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Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zIodf0o3T0

They go see Koch Brothers @ 40:00, hoping for 20 mil, brag about being able to reform Australian parliament.

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