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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