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. The NRA has often condemned Australia’s gun laws.

In English

2019

By AL JAZEERA MEDIA NETWORK

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