Obama Says His Biggest Frustration is Inability to Impose Greater Gun Control
In a recent interview, Obama stated that the greatest frustration of his presidency has been his inability to pass new gun laws. The Second Amendment really seems to bother him.
Here’s what he said:
“If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun-safety laws,” Obama said, “even in the face of repeated mass killings.”
Obama continued: “And, you know, if you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands. And for us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing. But it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months.”
Here’s the video:
Obama’s desire to impose greater gun control might have something to do with this:
Gun production has doubled under Obama
Gun production has more than doubled over the course of the Obama administration, according to a new report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The manufacturing boom has come in the face of the president’s push to expand background checks and place new restrictions on guns in the wake of high-profile shootings like the recent mass-killing in Charleston, S.C., and the 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
The numbers paint a picture of gun owners who are concerned about new restrictions on their Second Amendment rights, activists say.
Germany has the strictest gun laws in the world but shootings still happen there.