Former US President Barack Obama bashed American gun laws at a conference in Brazil.
During a speech at the VTEX Day digital conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil the former president expressed sorrow about the Sandy Hook massacre.
Obama stated, “The most difficult day that I’ve had, was the day where there was a shooting at a school. Uh, where, 20 small children were shot, as well as some teachers.”
Afterwards, he said that “I had to go and comfort the parents.”
The 44th president went on to say that anyone can buy any type of gun with virtually no regulation, and then asserted that machine guns can be bought over the internet.
Some of you may be aware our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense,” Obama declared. “Anybody can buy any weapon any time — without much if any regulation, they can buy it over the Internet, they can buy machine guns.
Obama lamented how he was unable to pass gun control while in office.
“For me, having to speak to parents who have lost a child, just two days, or a day, after it happened, uh, and not being able to assure them that, um, that would change, that we would fix this,” he said. “I couldn’t bring the children back, but I couldn’t even, uh, promise them that we would change the laws so that this wouldn’t happen to somebody else’s children.”
Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the Western hemisphere and has very stringent gun control laws.
Although America has much laxer gun laws than Brazil, acquiring guns in America is no cakewalk. One must go through a background check, and depending on the state an individual lives in, you could potentially have to acquire a license and be fingerprinted to exercise an activity that is supposedly a right.
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