The Washington Post Calls Out Obama for Lying About Guns

President Obama does not shoot straight when it comes to talking about guns. He lies. Probably not news to you, and it sure isn’t news to me, but for many out there it may be somewhat of a revelation.

The latest example of his attempt to bend the truth was highlighted by The Washington Post, which fact-checked an excerpt from a speech Obama gave at Benedict College earlier this month.

The result of WP’s review was Obama received “three pinocchios,” meaning there were “significant factual error[s] and/or obvious contradictions.”

Here’s the excerpt from the speech:

“What we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries. I mean by like a mile. And most of that is attributable to the easy, ready availability of firearms, particularly handguns.”

“And as long as you can go into some neighborhoods and it is easier for you to buy a firearm than it is for you to buy a book, there are neighborhoods where it’s easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable — as long as that’s the case, we’re going to continue to see unnecessary violence.”

“People just say well, we should have firearms in kindergarten and we should have machine guns in bars. You think I’m exaggerating — I mean, you look at some of these laws that come up.”

–President Obama, remarks at a town hall at Benedict College, Columbia. S.C., March 6, 2015

Essentially, every point Obama made was either greatly exaggerated or downright factually incorrect. It’s funny, because he actually said “You think I’m exaggerating,” and the correct response would have been, “Hell yes, you are! You’re not only exaggerating, you’re telling us bald-face lies!”

After closely examining Obama’s comments, the WP came to the following conclusion:

The president was playing fast and loose with his language here—to a group of college students no less. There’s little excuse for the claim that in some neighborhoods, it is easier to buy a gun than vegetable (see update above) — or to say he’s “not exaggerating” when he claims that some people have proposed laws that would allow machine guns in bars.

As for the U.S. ranking on homicides among industrialized nations, the president certainly would have had a stronger case if he said the United States was above average, or that it was in the top ranks. But instead he claimed the United States had rates that were higher “by like a mile.”

The gun debate is serious enough that it should not be poisoned by exaggerated claims and faux statistics. The president earns Three Pinocchios.

Again, this isn’t the first time Obama has spouted lies with respect to the gun debate. During a 2013 Democratic campaign event in San Francisco Obama said that Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza used a “fully automatic weapon” to murder the children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Not true. Not by a long shot. Lanza allegedly used a AR-15 to perpetrate the atrocity.

Obama is also guilty of propagating the meme that 40 percent of gun sales are processed without a background check, another lie that the Washington Post has exposed.

Perhaps the president’s biggest lie on firearms, however, is his continued insistence that he supports the Second Amendment. On multiple occasions he has tried to convince the American people that he respects the Second Amendment, which is frankly absurd given his anti-gun agenda.

“We’re a nation that believes in the Second Amendment, and I believe in the Second Amendment,” the president said while on the campaign trail in 2012.

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney also tried to make it sound as if the president was a pro-gun advocate. Of course, this was during Obama’s push to ban many commonly owned and widely popular black rifles in the wake of Sandy Hook.

“Well, he’s had conversations with various lawmakers on this issue,” Carney said, “including those who have a strong record of support for Second Amendment rights, and I would note that the president has a strong record of support for Second Amendment rights.”

That’s insane! It’s the definition of Orwellian doublespeak. By “support,” Carney really means “attempting to infringe upon” the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

At the end of the day it’s nice to see other media outlets, aside from gun blogs, point out Obama’s bullshit. We can only hope that some of the shills and the sheeple are paying attention.

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

{ 48 comments… add one }
  • Nick December 15, 2017, 8:19 am

    What is wrong with machine guns in bars?

  • Art Hock March 17, 2015, 3:04 pm

    Do you know how to make Obama’s eyes bright???? Shine a flashlight in his ear.

    • Mark Goulette July 22, 2016, 10:39 am

      Adam Lanza did not use an AR15 type rifle at all. He was found with handguns! The rifle lied about was found in the trunk of his car. Another of his bald faced lies, the coroner was asked when he came out of the school “What kind of gun was used” his answer, “a long gun” Another lie perpetrated by this semi communist regime. All aimed to get control of our guns!

      • Roy Mover December 16, 2016, 2:49 pm

        Though Trump backed off on prosecuting Hillary, we can encourage him to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of “fast and furious”, a deceptive program propagated by Obama and his cronies. Really could they not be arrested as accomplices to murder. 2 or 3 border patrol agents were killed with the guns sold by Obama to drug cartels, for the lying purpose of promoting gun control. (gun dealers are selling guns to Mexico, so we gotta take away all the guns)
        Obama shut down the investigation by “EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE”.
        With him out of office, Trump could order the justice department to open the investigation and put the traitors on death row.

  • David W. Stephenson March 17, 2015, 5:58 am

    Sure he can lie like that, He’s king obama isn’t he.and as far as stereotypes,Ron<you seem to be the only one that said anything about that subject?

  • Martin Greis March 16, 2015, 6:08 pm

    Obama is a dumb ass…what can i say….

  • Larry Koehn March 16, 2015, 5:02 pm

    A more realistic news item would be,” Obama caught telling the truth about, anything.” I am beginning to think that you have to attend a liars seminar before you can run as a DemoRAT. Billary, Lurch, and the worst attorney general in the history of the country all appear to be pathological liars.

  • Mike March 16, 2015, 2:33 pm

    Obama cannot tell the truth. If most people realized what he stands for, he would not be President.

  • Joel March 16, 2015, 1:01 pm

    I hate all of you. If I have to be as ignorant as all of you to be a gun owner, then I’m out. And to be clear, I’m a registered Republican who votes issues and not blind party lines. Barack Obama is an ineffective president. That does not make him a terrorist, conspiratorial liar, Muslim (which is not a bad thing), puppet, or anything else but a guy finishing up a four year contract. Why can’t anyone be an informed moderate anymore?

    • Ron March 16, 2015, 1:53 pm

      No, that isn’t what makes him a terrorist, conspiratorial liar, a Muslim, or a puppet. If he is any of those things, that’s not why.
      But that doesn’t mean he ISN’T doing his best to drag our country down the rathole his father desired for all “Imperialist Countries.”
      If you know anything about him, you’ll see that his whole life has been dedicated to pushing toward that outcome. And he’s doing it very successfully. And I do believe his progress toward that end has been furthered by others who agree with his view of the future.
      He’s not an idiot, or a moron.
      But he is without a doubt a liar, provably so, and at least a Muslim sympathizer, if not a terrorist. But some of the things he’s intentionally done to destroy bedrock principles in our nation may do, or have already done, more damage than terrorists can do, or have done.
      Yes, some of the comments above are stupid, racist, and ill-conceived. I myself called out at least one of the posters above. But some of the points made are also valid, however poorly presented.

    • Tim Adams March 16, 2015, 8:36 pm

      Joel, unless you have lived in a cave and read only novels you have to put two and two together. Go back the last five years, look at what he’s done and ask why and for what reason. Do you really believe he has this nations best interest at heart? That’s all I’ll say on the matter, butdo yourself a favor and make your own judgement on the all the facts, I did and will stand behind my initial remarks 100%. God Bless and peace brother.

    • Russ March 16, 2015, 10:27 pm

      Looks like Joel is sorry he swallowed the red pill.
      Poor guy can’t handle it, he’s gunna pop!

  • bob h March 16, 2015, 12:58 pm

    I strongly oppose many of the actions and proposed actions of President Obama. I firmly believe he oversteps his authority frequently and lies deliberately whenever lies do more to further his agenda than would the truth. All that said, I wish comments calling him insulting names (“Odumbo” for instance), racist comments (“Too many niggas”) and overstating opposition to his policies (calling him “the enemy”) would disappear from these blogs. They add nothing to the conversation except as fodder for those who would condemn all gun owners as ignorant reactionary racist rednecks.

    • Russ March 22, 2015, 1:49 pm

      Open your eye’s, and use your brain.

  • Larry March 16, 2015, 11:54 am

    Obama is the enemy within. Shun him at every opportunity>

    • Russ March 16, 2015, 10:01 pm

      Domestic Terrorist
      Plain and simply

  • Cliff March 16, 2015, 10:00 am

    dumBO is a lying ba$tard. Not the first time….won\’t be the last!

  • Cliff March 16, 2015, 9:59 am

    dumBO is a lying ba$tard. Not the first time….won’t be the last!

  • Patrick D March 16, 2015, 9:41 am

    We can talk about Obama and his, as well as others, drive and lies about/against guns. It won’t do us any good. We must start talking about statistics and comparisons to show that guns are NOT the problem that we can “attack”. Over 25,000 die each year from the flu. Over 100,000 people die each year from doctors giving bad or wrong prescriptions (with Obama care it’s expected to rise). Drunk driving……..I think everyone knows the stats. Bottom line, a text phone in a car with someone driving is deadlier than the gun in a car. Your chance of dying from a texting driver far exceeds the chance of being shot by a gun! The percent of gun deaths each year based off our population is .0007XXXX! That’s seven thousands of a percent! REALLY guns are not the enemy! There are over 700,000 cases of self defense with a gun each year that are NEVER discussed……why is that? Those are the GOOD GUYS with guns. Seems not long ago Obama and our congress cut funding to the police, detracting from their ability to protect you! I see no state or federal agency saying….Sorry we weren’t there to protect you! I do hear……let me have your gun, we are here to protect you. Yet we all know they are unable to do so, nor are they concerned when they are there AFTER the bad guy does his dirty work. Lets focus on STATS that are really crazy to let people know what’s really going on!

    • perry jones March 16, 2015, 11:42 am

      Right on! common since will not be tolerated

    • John Champion March 16, 2015, 7:37 pm

      Seven Thousands is actually .007. From the decimal (.) it is .7 is 7 tenths, .07 is 7 hundredths, .007 is 7 thousandths so .0007 is seven-ten thousands…just saying since we are talking about accuracy!

    • Russ March 17, 2015, 3:45 pm

      Better get it straight folks, nobody has a job out there to protect you, period.
      LEO = Law Enforcement Officer, their job is to “Enforce the Law”
      Protect yourself. And don’t break laws.

    • Russ March 19, 2015, 11:57 am

      Hey Patrick, if you need some statistical information to be able to talk common sense to anti gunners.
      This guy is very articulate and does his homework.
      Take a look @ Bill Whittle.
      Best 7 minutes on gun control –

  • Tim Adams March 16, 2015, 8:25 am

    Obama has been groomed many years to do exactly what he is doing. This is, not only his reality but also the reality of his handlers. Think about it, we have a muslim socialist president backed by a Yugoslavian communist billionair, George Soros and has almost all the Dems in lockstep with them. As far as the lying goes, the game plan is to repeat, repeat and repeat some more until all the sheep believe.
    I said it in 2008, after reading about his history……the perfect terrorist, he will take down the country without shooting one round, flying one plane or blowing up one bomb. All they need are 51% of this countries sheep and it’s the 51% that scares me most of all…

    • don March 16, 2015, 12:25 pm

      That is the best comment on Obama ive ever heard.

    • Damon March 16, 2015, 8:55 pm

      If you think it’s only Obama and the Dems that work toward a disarmed, pliable, population, you, too, are one of the sheeple. It’s all about the money. People with personal fortunes in the millions and billions, corporations with global connections and the “too-big-to-fail” banking cartels can all afford to buy politicians and legislation that furthers their own interests while trampling the individual rights of the American citizen. The only variable in their equations which they (rightly) fear, is that the Joe Anybody American will someday say “that’s enough”, gather his guns, ammo, and the 100 million like-minded others, and pull their castles down around their ears.

      • Russ March 19, 2015, 11:36 am

        This might help you deal with the elite and their relation to wealth and power.
        And bring yourself up, because your never going to bring them down the way your mentioning.
        Our life situation is much deeper than you think, and man is way too dim to even imagine what’s really going on.
        I’m thinking your probably not being entirely serious.
        I know it’s hard to ignore the shit going on all around us.
        Try to fly low and avoid the radar, and create good times with family and friends.
        Enjoy life, make good memories. Thinking like you want to tear it all down isn’t good for you.

  • john March 16, 2015, 8:18 am

    you should check out his video for data on the homocide rate we are not even close

    • steve March 17, 2015, 12:51 am

      to be fair, that article/video rather dishonestly pretended people claim the U.S. has the highest murder rate in the world, when really they say we the one of, if the not the highest murder rate in the industrialized world. which is exactly what obama said. and again to be fair, he is right. even this article sort of dishonestly acted like his statement was a flat out lie, when merely the only “dishonesty” the author really meant when speaking of the president’s statement, was based simply on the ambiguity of the phrase “by a mile.”

  • Todd Jaffe March 16, 2015, 7:52 am

    President Obama should be respected for the fact that he has the ability to bring this country in to anarchy, and it seems that is his goal. Does he lie? Lying implies knowingly telling a falsehood. Obama is out of touch with reality and cannot distinguish fantasy from reality. If the White House Physician were ethical (which he is not, too tainted by money) he would have removed Obama from his job for the psychotic break that occurred about 2-3 years ago when it became evident that he started losing touch with reality.

    • Russ March 22, 2015, 1:44 pm

      It’s deeper than that.
      I’m afraid he’s the enemy, and has been placed in our country to lead a seemingly “silent war” on us.
      And if you look at all the destruction he has cause to us, I’ ld say he’s winning and getting away with it.
      People just can’t believe that, and they don’t see what’s happening all around the world, let alone, right in front of them.
      He still has the worst coming in the year+ left of his infiltration.
      Good Luck people.

  • Kdm March 16, 2015, 6:51 am

    Obama does believe in the Second Amendment kind of like demons believe in Jesus Christ. He knows it is real, like demons know Jesus is real, but he does not accept its meaning just like demons don’t accept Jesus as their leader. Demons have Satan as their leader and Obama follows his own law, unless he is forced to follow the Constitution, like when the demons are forced to obey Jesus whenever they confront Him. That is Obama’s daily game. Lie. Deceive. Lie some more. Only the foolish Will believe him. Sounds like a familiar old story to me.

    • OZ March 16, 2015, 7:20 am

      Kdm, That was a poor comparison. Not because I’m an atheist but, it was that bad. Yes, I know what your thinking. I’m controlled by demons or Satan. Or whatever nonsense you want to believe about me.

      • William March 16, 2015, 9:59 am

        May I ask respectfully ask why you are atheist?

        • Damon March 16, 2015, 8:45 pm

          Just for the record;

          Atheist = doesn’t believe in God
          Agnostic = doesn’t believe in established religion, but has a personal belief system.
          Pantheist = believes God is part of everything and everyone and doesn’t require belief.
          Deist = believes in a higher power, not necessarily the “God” of the Abrahamic religions.

          I wrote this list because I think accuracy of language is important, and because many of my Christian friends believe that anyone not of their denomination is an “athiest”, so that word serves the same function as “infidel” for Islam, and “goyim” for Judaism. It’s just another way to divide the world into “us” and “them”, which is a false perspective.

          I draw my divisions at “American” and “everybody we send aid money to”.

      • Damon March 16, 2015, 8:46 pm

        Just for the record;

        Atheist = doesn’t believe in God
        Agnostic = doesn’t believe in established religion, but has a personal belief system.
        Pantheist = believes God is part of everything and everyone and doesn’t require belief.
        Deist = believes in a higher power, not necessarily the “God” of the Abrahamic religions.

        I wrote this list because I think accuracy of language is important, and because many of my Christian friends believe that anyone not of their denomination is an “athiest”, so that word serves the same function as “infidel” for Islam, and “goyim” for Judaism. It’s just another way to divide the world into “us” and “them”, which is a false perspective.

        I draw my divisions at “American” and “everybody we send aid money to”.

  • federalbi March 16, 2015, 6:43 am

    The big giveaway, that he was lying, came when, everyone should have noticed that, his lips were obviously moving.

  • william massi jr. March 16, 2015, 5:39 am

    Well, As Long As We Have This Guy. ??? In The WHITE HOUSE. We Must Keep Buying All The Gun’s And Ammo, We Can. ?? And If , Hillery Get’s In. Then We will Be Lost. Her Hubby, Got his BJ In The White House, Now It Is Time For Her To Get The Same, Or Wat Every. That Is The Plan. ???? Thay have Been Doing This For Year’s. Now Is Pat Off. ??? She was told She Would Get The , The JOB. But Was Set Aside, Till Next Time. ?? Now, She Is Going To Take her Time, Becouse, She Was Told, She Can Get In This Time. WATCH. What Happens. ?????? It Is There Game. ??? I Just Hope I Don’t Have The F.B.I. On My Ass If Thay Read This. But I Am An 81 Year Old Man, X – MARINE. Or Still, A MARINE. With Not Much To Go. But Still Love My COUNTRY. Like All , that Hate , What Is In The White House NOW. PLEASE. Take A Good Look At What Is Going On. Before We Put Her In The WHITE HOUSE. GOD BLESS ALL OF US. ??

  • A.J. CARIAGA JR March 16, 2015, 4:45 am


    • Ron March 16, 2015, 1:37 pm

      Well, that’s helpful, AJ. Thanks for reinforcing the stereotype of gun people as racist idiots.

      • Russ March 19, 2015, 12:56 am

        He’s been planted here.
        fucking liberal troll

  • A.J. CARIAGA JR March 16, 2015, 4:44 am


  • DRAINO March 13, 2015, 12:57 pm

    He definitely speaks with a forked tongue, no question there. Its awesome to see other media finally calling him out on his lies. We can only hope that enough people wake up and see his actions instead of listening to his forked words….wake up in time to keep the damage from getting worse and get on the path to find someone who will get us back on the right track. And I am not singing the praises of the Republicans here….I am saying the “right person”. Libertarians are sounding better all the time…lol. No….Really.

    • Damon March 16, 2015, 8:30 pm

      Agreed. Both the established parties are dirty, corporate-owned, and have no concept of elected office being a service to the nation. They think it’s the new aristocracy, which is repugnant.

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