MELBOURNE–Australians have been shocked to find that they have no right to free speech shortly after giving up their guns.
On 16 June 2017, the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan announced that a national firearms amnesty would commence on 1 July 2017 for three months until 30 September, to hand in unregistered or unwanted firearms. Australians complied and handed over hundreds of thousands of firearms to the government.
Now Australians, especially in the province of Victoria, are shocked to find that they are being arrested for Facebook posts.
“I was just riding my kangaroo to work, see, and I posted something about how being generally healthy was probably good for you, and within minutes the Victoria Police were hauling me away to prison. It’s insane!” Mik Dundee of Melbourne said.
“I always thought we had a right to free speech because we were a Western democracy and all that. I guess the government was just afraid of our guns before. Now they’re not evidently.”