Obama: Congress Needs to Pass ‘Common Sense Gun Safety Measures’

Former President Barack Obama appeared on “Good Morning America” this week to celebrate the unveiling of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

During his conversation with GMA anchor Robin Roberts, the subject of crime came up as it’s no secret that the Windy City has struggled to combat violence.

To put things in perspective, homicides in Chicago were up 56 percent in 2020 (772 homicides) from 2019 (496 homicides), according to the FBI.

Obama indicated that the lack of gun control on the national level is partly to blame, saying that Congress needs to enact “common-sense gun safety measures.”

“Chicago alone can’t stop the easy access and flood of guns into these communities. But what we can do is potentially give young people the sense that there’s another way for them to empower themselves, other than wielding a gun,” Obama said.

SEE ALSO: Chicago Mayor Blames Lax Federal Gun Laws for City’s Violence, Again

Obama did not delve into the details as to what he meant by “common-sense gun safety measures,” but one can safely assume based on his advocacy in the past that he means criminalizing private transfers, banning black rifles and standard magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds, confiscatory red flag laws, no-fly-no-buy lists, prohibitions on certain gun parts and accessories, among others.  

Along with “easy access to guns,” Obama cited another “constant” to explain the bloodshed. 

“The constant is young people, mostly young men, who have not gotten a good education, don’t have a good opportunity, are not seeing good role models, are living in neighborhoods that are frayed and fractured,” he explained.  

SEE ALSO: Obama 2019: In America, ‘Anybody can buy any weapon at any time’

Maybe Obama is trying not to offend his woke contingency or maybe he just doesn’t have the courage to expressly say it but the real problem is gang culture.

An issue that Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown had no problem singling out.

“I just want to make sure we got the top line right: We’re going after gangs,” Brown said at a recent press conference, where he announced a shift in policing strategy.

“We’re going after gangs, and we’re going to do it constitutionally,” he continued. “We’re going to make sure we don’t violate anyone’s rights, but gangs are out of control in this city and we’re going after them to hold them accountable.”

Targeting the gangsters responsible for the vast majority of violence should pay dividends. But sadly, no matter how successful that strategy is, it won’t keep those with power — people like Obama, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, President Joe Biden, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg — from coming after 2A rights.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • D.J. October 5, 2021, 1:32 pm

    I fail to understand how a marxist , traitor could possibly
    use – let alone understand , the term ” common sense ” .

  • Anonymous October 4, 2021, 7:03 pm

    Just one question: What has he been smoking (again)?

    This is the “Kommunity Organizer” who
    1. Gave us the Abominable Care;
    2. His cancellation of Space Shuttle program halted our progress (whatever little there were since Apollo) and shipped truckloads of cash to Master Putin.
    3. Wishy-washy policies around the world (remember that line in the sand?)

    Our unanimous comment / stance / reply every time he opens his mouth should be the same as Putin: “Children should be seen, but not heard.”
    Caution: Can’t send him to his room early without supervision since he and Michael are still capable of nefarious deeds.

  • Bob W October 2, 2021, 10:09 am

    It’s just sad after reading all these comments that narrow minded people just don’t get it or give a shit . Guns don’t kill people, gangs kill people, but gangs kill people with guns damm it!

  • Samual Colt October 2, 2021, 2:39 am

    In Chicago, guns are not the problem, it is the culture in one section of the city and they have been killing each other since the 1950’s. Look up Black Stone Rangers.

  • swimmer October 2, 2021, 1:25 am

    It is a little known medical fact that chronic lying will cause your lips to turn purple.

  • ERIC JOHNSON October 1, 2021, 9:48 pm


  • Pete Faz October 1, 2021, 4:26 pm

    Shut up punk– we would be better served with a bounty on the head of criminals

  • Raymond Gleaton October 1, 2021, 4:11 pm

    Since Obama doesn’t have to worry about his own safety ( a benefit of being protected 24/7 by the Secret Service ), he doesn’t care about the regular U.S. Citizen !! We have to protect ourselves with whatever we can obtain, be it a gun or a broom !!

  • kjj5874 October 1, 2021, 4:09 pm

    Obama indicated that the lack of gun control on the national level is partly to blame, saying that Congress needs to enact “common-sense gun safety measures.”

    The only common sense gun safety control that the left want, is complete ban and confiscation of all legal guns, illegal guns are ok because they cant get the criminals guns.

  • skipNclair October 1, 2021, 12:45 pm

    Congress or the courts need to pass articles of treason against your ass, so the people an get to hanging you would be more beneficial to all.

  • David Daly October 1, 2021, 12:42 pm

    A good Christian upbringing with morals would solve this problem. We have abandoned God in this country and this is the result.

    Also, we don’t need MORE gun laws! There are already more than TWENTY THOUSAND on the books already. As I said, address the moral issue, and we will solve a lot of our other issues.

    2 Chronicles 7:14
    King James Version
    14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  • Mike October 1, 2021, 12:17 pm

    We already have a president who doesn’t know what he’s doing, thanks. Go back to kenya.

  • Gary October 1, 2021, 11:27 am

    Obama needs to relax and tend to the needs of his “wife” Michael!!

    • Hondo October 1, 2021, 8:32 pm

      The first homosexual president and the first transvestite first dude mike.

      The Obamas are clowns that should disregarded because they’re dog shit.

  • Judy October 1, 2021, 10:58 am

    First of all you have to have common sense, that automatically disqualifies any anti Constitution democrat gun grabber.

  • Big Al 45 October 1, 2021, 10:30 am

    And just what does Barack know of “common sense”???
    None of his policies reflected such knowledge.

  • Shern J. Kier October 1, 2021, 10:07 am

    Amazing isn’t it? This poor of excuse of a past president, elected because of his connection to a minority race and his gift of gab is now a millionaire and still in the limelight of social news. One of the worst leaders of all time and someone listens to him? 300 million people in this country and Obama was the choice for a leader? As the current excuse for a president would say… “come on man.”

    • Russ October 1, 2021, 10:32 am

      Well said.

  • EasyEddie October 1, 2021, 9:50 am

    Hmm. As I recall from reading the most recent FBI stats, hammers are used to kill far more people each year than those dreaded ‘black rifles’. And yet, we see our omnipotent lawmakers steadfastly refuse to even consider regulating those instruments of death. As always, if his lips are moving, he’s probably lying. “Common sense’ is simply a code word for universal background checks, creating a federal registry, etc. All across America, hundreds of millions of lawfully-owned firearms, together will probably a few billions rounds of ammo, never leave their homes at night, never engage in drive-by, gang-related shootings, etc. The Dem party owns this. It is their deep blue cities that have the problems. if the Dems in Illinois can’t clean up Chicago, I’ll be damned if I’ll cooperate with them out here in SD.

  • Alej October 1, 2021, 9:32 am

    No need for national efforts… large northern cities just need to concentrate on simian control.

    • Rusd October 1, 2021, 10:32 am

      I was going to say the same thing but not so eloquently as you did. I knew my comment would be tossed so I am upvoting yours. Black on black violence is out of control and people like this buffoon Obama and idiots like lebron ignore it and continue to demonize the Police. It’s pathetic.

  • Chiefton October 1, 2021, 9:12 am

    I think more importantly we need common sense voter ID safety measures to maintain the integrity of our voting system.

  • krinkov545 October 1, 2021, 9:03 am

    Enjoy your eternal punishment in hell commie devil boy. I can’t wait

  • Rex October 1, 2021, 8:59 am

    “Chicago alone can’t stop the easy access and flood of guns into these communities. But what we can do is potentially give young people the sense that there’s another way for them to empower themselves, other than wielding a gun,”

    Empowering them how oh mighty one? More free stuff?
    Chitcongo already spends more per pupil ($13,077) than any other state.
    Nothing but aimless drivel from a self-interested, phony baloney, pseudo intellectual, elitist democRat politician.

  • Rock October 1, 2021, 8:47 am

    This chimp obama needs to advocate LAW ENFORCEMENT. The laws are already there, he just DOES NOT advocate prosecuting the “14%” (his chump chimp brothas) who commit 54% of the violent crime!

    • Alej October 1, 2021, 9:45 am

      obama’s socialist rabid racist friend Henry Gates was talked to while trying to force a door at his own house after losing his keys; neighbors reported someone trying to enter the house and called police, who merely asked to see Gates’ ID, proving his story that it was his own house and that he’d lost his keys. Gates reacted like a typical defensive/offensive minority and started cursing the police, refusing to produce his ID, instead of thanking the officers for attending what looked like a burglary.

      The alligator bait president didn’t help anything when he went on national television later and said, “The police acted stupidly.” Assassination of police officers started shortly after that. Presidential green light.

      • Russ October 1, 2021, 10:36 am

        Absolutely this imbecile gave the green light. The horrible thing is that black people really should only fear other black people. Obama and other idiots like lebron ignore black on black crime and continue to demonize the Police. They are their own worst enemy.

  • Dr Motown October 1, 2021, 7:33 am

    Yeah, right…we law-abiding gun owners need to be punished for the “bad education,” lack of “good role models,” and ‘hoods that are “frayed and fractured.” SMDH

  • Rob October 1, 2021, 7:09 am

    The root of the problem was recently identified by Rep. Burgess Owens. It is the breakdown of the family structure in the black community. It is black men who father children, but then abandon them to be raised by single mothers and Father Government.

    That is the root of the problem; that is the disease. Gang culture is only the symptom of the disease.

    Obama policies misdiagnose the disease, ignore the symptoms of the disease, and subsidize the disease.

    • krinkov545 October 1, 2021, 9:05 am

      God and Christianity haters like OBozo are the satanic cancer.

  • Rob October 1, 2021, 6:57 am

    This is the anti-American scumbag who is working behind the scenes with the globalist billionaires to eviscerate our freedoms and to destroy America.

    This devil promised transformational change, and he is making good on his demonically-inspired promise.

    • krinkov545 October 1, 2021, 9:06 am

      I’m so glad OLozer gets destroyed in hell.

  • steven October 1, 2021, 6:52 am

    Hang the Marxist p.o.s.. .

    • krinkov545 October 1, 2021, 9:07 am

      My KJV Bible still says commie psychos like him get destroyed in hell for eternity.

  • Armed and Dangerous October 1, 2021, 6:27 am

    Maybe locking up these thugs and criminals and keeping them locked up would prevent the violence. Most of these murderers have a rap sheet as long as your arm. Why are they not locked up? Because geniuses like Obama and the liberal democrats make it easy for them to get out and commit more crimes. Then somebody gets shot and they blame it on guns.

  • Glen Smith October 1, 2021, 5:43 am

    Obama is trying to disarm America, the only people it would hurt is gun loving American hunters, criminals are not going to obey laws, the problem is criminals and gangs, not good citizens! Wish he and the democrats would just go away!

  • Pete Farris October 1, 2021, 5:42 am

    The only “common sense” gun control law would be to lock up anyone who uses a gun in the commission of a crime for a very long time. But it’s the first charge that’s plea bargained away by defense and prosecuting attorneys immediately.

  • EricB October 1, 2021, 5:40 am

    There is gun control at the national level but I wouldn’t expect an anti American narcissist to care about that.

  • Richard October 1, 2021, 4:47 am

    Obama can suck my balls!!!

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