Obama: I’m ‘Frustrated’ U.S. Does Not Have Common-Sense Gun Laws

Thursday in an interview with the BBC, President Barack Obama said the most frustrating part of his presidency is he has not been able to pass “common-sense gun safety laws. Even in the face of repeated mass killings.”

“If you ask me where has been the one area that I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States 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.”

“If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100,” he continued. “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.”

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