The Sydney siege, which left three people dead, would not have happened in Texas or Florida, he said.

"What happened in that cafe would have been most unlikely to have occurred in Florida, Texas or Vermont or Alaska in America, or perhaps even Switzerland as well," Leyonhjelm said.

The senator also said it was "unforgivable" that Australia had turned into "a nation of victims"."It would have been illegal for them to have had a knife, a stick, a pepper spray, a personal taser, mace, anything like that for self-defense," he said. "I regard that (as) an absolute travesty."(Tougher laws) didn't prevent him (the gunman) from getting a gun. It's just not acceptable that we are all disarmed victims."

 

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