'Don't let them in': Senators slammed for pushing private agendas during Melbourne attack

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As much of Australia watched on in disbelief at the sickening criminal attack that claimed three lives in Melbourne’s CBD, two controversial senators took the chance to push their own agendas.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm took to national television and Twitter respectively to tell Australia how the heartbreaking ordeal could have been avoided.

With his pro-gun agenda firmly in place, Senator Leyonhjelm took a swipe at Australia’s strict gun control laws, tweeting: “Probably one of those semi-automatic assault cars”.

"It's a defenceless country these days,” Senator Leyonhjelm previously told his beloved NRA.

With little to support her claims, Pauline Hanson dubbed the Melbourne attack as one motivated by terror while David Leyonhjelm took the chance to take a jibe at Australian's anti-gun laws. Source: AAP & Twitter
With little to support her claims, Pauline Hanson dubbed the Melbourne attack as one motivated by terror while David Leyonhjelm took the chance to take a jibe at Australian's anti-gun laws. Source: AAP & Twitter
The contentious senator made the comments as the horrific events in Melbourne unfolded. Source: Facebook
The contentious senator made the comments as the horrific events in Melbourne unfolded. Source: Facebook

"The criminals still have guns, there's no shortage of guns. There's a very vigorous black market for guns, so it's really not made the slightest bit of difference."

Today's comment from the senator prompted hundreds of angry replies, with many calling on him to resign for making jokes about the disaster as families waited to find out if loved ones were injured or killed.

“You really are a pathetic grub,” Tom Steinfort said in reply to the tweet.

“You’ve the right to free speech but using it this way you show yourself to have a lack of compassion judgment & leadership,” Darren Rowse added.

“Delete your account, scumbag,” another man added.

The tweet comes just months after an equally insensitive comment in response to news that award winning journalist Rebecca Wilson had passed away.

Thirty seconds after her media advisor whispered in her ear, Pauline Hanson declared the Melbourne criminal attack as a
Thirty seconds after her media advisor whispered in her ear, Pauline Hanson declared the Melbourne criminal attack as a

Meanwhile as Australian Federal Police ruled out terrorism as a motive for the Melbourne attack, One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson brazenly ruled it in.

"I've just been told there's a terrorist attack that's just happened in Melbourne," Ms Hanson declared with little to support her claims.

"If people don't look right, that they're not going to assimilate into our society, have different ideology, different beliefs, don't like our laws, our culture, our way of life, don't let them in.

"Make this country safe for our future generations."

The Prime Minister and his opponent, much like the rest of the country's politicians, put their agendas aside and offered their condolences to those left traumatised.

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