Obama ‘Distressed’ About Failure to Enact Gun Control, But Not Giving Up

President Obama once again lamented the fact that, along with Congress, his administration has failed to place tougher restrictions on one’s Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

In an interview with the BBC, POTUS discussed his biggest frustration while occupying the White House.

“You mentioned the issue of guns, that is an area where 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,” said Obama. “Even in the face of repeated mass killings.”

The president then went on to draw a parallel between terrorism and gun-related violence in the U.S.

“And you know, if you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100,” explained Obama. “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. But it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months.”

As I’ve repeatedly argued, guns aren’t the issue — criminals are. Instead of putting the focus on firearms, Obama ought to put all his resources into targeting drug dealers, gang members, robbers, rapists, those mental defectives with homicidal ideations. Reducing violence starts and stops with the people who perpetrate it.

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

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  • Frank Romo December 5, 2017, 10:21 pm

    Oblammie, is a has been HACK! Who cares what he thinks, he’s a TOOL! Why is he still out there beating the bushes…

    • jonah December 8, 2017, 7:42 am

      Because the bushes is where the silverbacks infest the forest

  • Joseph F Kubik April 14, 2017, 8:23 am

    Let’s re-phrase what he means, as opposed to what he says; he means he’s upset he was unable to become the dictator he wanted to be. He fell short of confiscating all firearms, which he needed to begin his real agenda, which was to take our country back to the Dark Ages of Mankind, where swords prevailed over individual freedoms. We’ve been there and done that, and have no intention of Regressing Back to the Future. I shiver every time I hear the phrase, “Common Sense Gun Laws”; if “Fast and Furious” was an example of such laws, we need no more of that. That was government at its worst.

  • ron williamson July 27, 2015, 11:19 pm

    Mr. Obama/Sotero does not want to control criminals. He wants to ban firearms. The “drug dealers, gang members, robbers, rapists, those mental defectives with homicidal ideations” are soldiers waging his war on the Constitution he swore to defend. ” Reducing violence”, indeed “starts and stops with the people who perpetrate it”. They are true domestic terrorists enabling his media to whip up public outrage against my 2nd Amendment individual right to responsibly keep and bear arms. Mr. Obama/Sotero hates me and my law-abiding family and allows criminals to flourish for ONE reason. He is a HATER of all American virtues and a NARCISSISTIC, SOCIOPATHIC MEGALOMANIAC obsessed with destroying what he cannot change. For my grandson’s sake, I hope the Ayatollah Khameni’s recent tweet comes true.

  • shootbrownelk July 27, 2015, 5:15 pm

    I’ll believe that O’Bummer is serious about stopping gun related violence right AFTER he rids all the major cities of gangs.
    He can start with Chicago, and work his way west to L.A. That’d also put a dent in black on black murders. Stop illegal aliens at the border. Send all the illegals back where they came from.

  • Frank July 27, 2015, 3:18 pm

    “If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands. IS HE TALKING 10 IF IF OF THOUSANDS OF THE WHOLE WORLD? BS.

  • Jay July 27, 2015, 8:44 am

    The only thing obama is upset about is that his administration can Not enforce the already too numerous anti gun laws on the books now! Most if not all are actually unconstitutional! Even President Reagan said that there were 20,000 gun laws on the books! I ask anyone, just which one of those laws ever prevented a crime? I’ll be waiting for the answer! Laws Do Not Prevent Crime, they only allow for punishment after the fact. Now, since at least for the last 30 years the supreme court has repeatedly ruled that law enforcement at any level Does Not have any constitutional responsibility to protect you, just who is going to? The supreme court has ruled thier only responsibility is to enforce laws, investigate crime and seek those responsible and hold for trial.

    • Gary June 20, 2016, 11:20 am

      He should be asked why the already there FED Laws are not enforced when underage people are apprehended with handguns? Why if he wants guns banned does not start with his Secret Service? Let them carry concealed Butter Knives like he wants us to have.

  • Tj smith July 27, 2015, 5:07 am

    Mr. Obama complains about Congressional inaction on gun control. Many of the gun deaths he complains of are as a result of drugs and gang members who cross freely between Mexico and the US, but he refuses to control the border…the blind man won’t address the real problem.

    • Dave K December 5, 2015, 10:50 pm

      Right, right, & right! We could have thousands of new laws on the books that felt with all areas of violent acts, drugs, you name it and the criminals are going to continue to be criminals. Has anyone ever heard the phrase “he/she was a law abiding criminal”? Come on people, get it through your heads, criminals don’t adhere to laws! It doesn’t get much more simple than that!

  • Joey July 27, 2015, 4:03 am

    Sounds like a whole lot of waste of air. If the president had not have let all these immigrants into the U.S, that alone, is probably a few million dollars and for the future expense of them alone will be in the Billion that could have went to the VA or our Wounded Warrior Program. So basically, there are so much money that he has wasted, might has well just to have flushed down the toilet. He has also made so many ridiculous changes that were not issues. Stop worrying so much about things that don’t matter, instead focus on making changes that does not cause our country to continuing to spend the money of the people into some other country.The economy is not better since he came into office. If he has done so well. Then why has he spent “WASTED” more money than every President combined. It’s like he in a candy store as a child that has his or her money is burning a whole in there pocket. So when you have a President that has not a clue as to what he or she is doing, then the people need to get them out of Office permanently!!

  • Josh Smith July 26, 2015, 3:24 am

    I can’t wait until this traitor is out of office. He rules as a dictator, the only reason he hasn’t passed an executive order, is he knows it would cost democrats the whitehouse. Its amazing how many Americans we have that will give up their rights. I compare them to the latter day British loyalists. If you have no loyalty to the constitution, then get out. Were not talking about the 23, or 24th amendment, its the 2nd. Write the Whitehouse, tell them you DO NOT support any more failed gun control.

    • Gary June 20, 2016, 11:21 am

      Problem is there is another in the wings, BILLARY

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