From day one Obama tried to change gun laws. Both Obama and his followers are passionate about taking away Americans right to bear arms. They have watered this down by trying to pass stricter gun laws but Americans and Congress, as well as our forefathers, know that restricting the right to bear arms is a slippery slope. Obama claims his greatest disappointment is that he was unable to pass strict gun control laws. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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“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 told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
Obama tried repeatedly throughout his presidency to convince Congress to pass, what he thought, were adequate gun control measures.
“He failed to pass any firearms legislation. By the time it became a priority, he simply did not have the political capital,” Zakaria said while narrating the CNN documentary.
Perhaps one of Obama’s most impassioned pleas for gun control happened at the beginning of 2016
While giving a speech on gun violence, the president had to wipe away tears when he mentioned the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,” Obama said. “And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day,”
“Congress still needs to act,” he added. “The folks in this room will not rest until Congress does. Because once Congress gets on board with common-sense gun safety measures, we can reduce gun violence a whole lot.”
In response to Obama’s emotional speech, House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement which accused the president of going after the wrong people when it comes to gun control.
“From Day One, the president has never respected the right to safe and legal gun ownership that our nation has valued since its founding,” Ryan’s statement reads. “He knows full well that the law already says that people who make their living selling firearms must be licensed, regardless of venue. Still, rather than focus on criminals and terrorists, he goes after the most law-abiding of citizens. His words and actions amount to a form of intimidation that undermines liberty.”