Obama Bashes US Gun Laws While Giving a Speech in Brazil — But Gets ‘Literally Everything’ Wrong

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Former President Barack Obama got a fact check from social media users after recent footage of him bashing U.S. gun laws while abroad circulated online.

Speaking at an event in Brazil, Obama was asked about his hardest day as president. He told the crowd the day of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut was the most difficult he faced while leading the nation.

After explaining the heartbreaking incident, however, he made several claims about gun laws in the United States that don’t hold up.

“Some of you may be aware our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense,” he said. “Anybody can buy any weapon any time — without much if any regulation, they can buy it over the Internet, they can buy machine guns.”

Watch his remarks below:

Twitter users were quick to notice several problems with the former president’s comments and wasted no time pointing out that he got “literally everything” wrong.

Check it out:

Another pointed out that Brazil has strict gun laws but still suffers from a high gun murder rate — and that the Sandy Hook shooter didn’t purchase the firearms used.

Take a look:

Despite Obama’s remarks, there are 300 federal, state and local laws on the books that regulate the sale and acquisition of firearms, including those done over the internet.

According to the National Rifle Association, gun purchases have age limits depending on the type of firearm, and buyers must pass a background check if they buy from a dealer. Additionally, the purchase and sale of new machine guns have been illegal since 1986, and those grandfathered in face an extra license and fees.

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Richard
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Richard

Check the facts. Compare the gun laws state to state and then criticize.

Raven
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Lyin as usual, he really thinks Brazilians and everyone else are dumb news flash they know your a hate mongering pos

War Eagle
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War Eagle

The article is good, but as usual, Obama is forever the professional liar!

George R Gullion
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George R Gullion

YOU ARE THE REASON I CHANGED POLITICS. TELL THESE PEOPLE HOW YOU AND ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER GAVE GUNS TO THE MEXICAN CARTEL AND THEY KILLED A BORDER PATROLMAN AND A WOMAN. AND YOU DON’T GET GUNS OVER THE INTERNET OR WALK IN AND BUY ONE.

willowa
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willowa

Lying SOS!

Paul Delfornia
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OVomit needs to get a very severe beating,,, his legacy will forever be the Absolute Worst POS president the US ever had !!!

Ken
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I googled the gun incidents during the Obama “years in office” and found the following: The following are major shooting cases in the United State under President Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure. — HOUSTON, July 7, 2016 — Four police officers were killed and seven others injured as two snipers opened fire during a protest against police shootings across the United States. — ORLANDO, June 12, 2016 — A gunman wielding an assault-type rife and a handgun killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Obama decried the tragedy as… Read more »

Walter Wojcik
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Walter Wojcik

machine guns have been illegal since the 1920s

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