WATCH: Obama Tells Multiple Lies About Guns In The U.S. To A Crowd In Brazil

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by Sheri Urban

Former President Barack Obama told multiple lies on Thursday to a crowd in Brazil while discussing gun laws in the United States — something that he repeatedly did during his presidency.

In a clip flagged by Grabien’s Tom Elliott, Obama stated: “Some of you may be aware our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon, any time. Without much, if any, regulation, they can buy it over the Internet, they can buy machine guns.”

Everything stated by Obama was a blatant lie.

Stephen Gutowski, a Second Amendment reporter for The Washington Free Beacon, highlighted some of Obama’s in a series of tweets on Friday.

“Former President Obama just straight up lied about America’s gun laws while at an event in Brazil–a country with strict gun laws and an unfathomably-high gun murder rate,” Gutowski tweeted. “Former President Obama told the Brazilian crowd ‘anybody can buy any weapon any time without much, if any, regulation’ of our gun laws which is just plain false on its face. A complete lie.”

“It’s especially stark given that he’s talking about American gun laws in relation to the Sandy Hook shooting where the shooter did not legally purchase his firearms but instead murdered his own mother and stole hers,” Gutowski continued.

In a series of tweets from 2017, after the Las Vegas shooting, Gutowski highlighted existing regulations on firearms.

“First, the sale of new fully-automatic firearms was effectively banned in 1986 under the Hughes Amendment,” Gutowski tweeted. “Fully-automatic firearms that were registered under the National Firearms Act before 1986 were grandfathered in & are still legal.”

“However, in order to obtain a legal fully-automatic firearm you must apply to the ATF, pay a $200 tax, & register with the ATF,” Gutowski continued. “The ATF has a registry of every legally-owned full-auto firearm & informs local law enforcement of all who own them in their jurisdiction. Fingerprints and photographs are required to be submitted along with your registration application.”


“Beyond the registration process, which can take up to 9 months to complete, the price of fully-automatic firearms is extremely high,” Gutowski noted. “A fully-automatic rifle that might have only cost $500 to produce sells for $20,000-$30,000 on the civilian market now because of the 86 ban.”

Making blatantly false statements about firearms is somewhat of a hobby for Obama, as he often lied about firearms during his presidency as he tried to push for far-left gun control measures.

In 2016, Obama said: “We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.”

A Washington Post fact-check rated the claim as false, writing:

Federal law prohibits licensed firearms dealers from selling a handgun, such as a Glock, to people under 21 years old. It prohibits unlicensed people, like family, from selling or transferring handguns to anyone under 18. In most states, you need to be at least 18 to purchase and own a handgun.

Public libraries, on the other hand, generally don’t have an age limit or a background check for children to get a library card and access books and computers for free.

In 2015, Obama said: “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.”

A Washington Post fact-check rated the claim as false, writing:

This is just a very strange comment that appears to have no statistical basis. Perhaps one can just shrug it off as hyperbole, but is this really something the president of the United States should say to college students? As far as we know, there are no areas in the United States where background checks are needed to buy vegetables.


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