Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked Democrats on Friday when he drew connections between Democratic calls for Australian-style gun reform and prison rape.
Carlson was discussing the resurgent cries for gun control when he said:
“When is the last time you heard a Democratic politician praise the Australian solution to gun violence? A lot — if you’re watching CNN, you probably heard it today. They say it all the time. The question is: do you know anything about how Australia implemented gun control?”
Tucker then told his viewers about how Australia did away with guns.
“They took the guns away from the population by force, and not just from criminals and people convicted of wrongdoing,” he continued. “The government of Australia took guns from law-abiding people who had done nothing wrong. They punished the innocent!”
“Effectively, the government threatened law-abiding citizens with prison rape if they didn’t surrender their guns,” Carlson blatantly said without any sort of evidence. All Carlson had was a public service announcement from Australia which featured a photograph of naked men showering that suggested jail time for those who did not turn their guns over to the government.
Tucker Carlson said tonight that this ad for Australia's gun amnesty proves the gov't was threatening the public with prison rape and that touting the "Australian solution" to gun violence means Americans want to do that too. pic.twitter.com/0zk6Tj8UVn
— noor (@nooralsibai) March 3, 2018
“That’s what liberals are calling for in this country every time they talk about the Australian solution,” the host warned.
The PSA never suggests or mention anything about rape, yet that was Carlson’s main talking point. Take a look at the video clip below: