At least Obama did fail at one of his worst plans! Massive gun control measures being passed. With all the freedoms Obama did in fact manage to infringe during his time in office, he stated in an interview with CNN yesterday that he considered not passing more “common sense gun safety” measures, i.e. way more gun control his greatest regret.
He stated that,
“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.”
Breitbart comments that:
This statement seemingly refers to the universal background checks Democrats have pushed and repeatedly failed to pass. It is important to note that Paris, France, has universal background checks. France also has bans on entire categories on guns, mental health checks, and other requirements that must be met before a person is allowed to own one of the few guns that can be legally obtained. Yet Paris witnessed 12 people gunned down during the January 7, 2012, attack on Charlie Hebdo and another 130 gunned down during the November 13, 2015, Paris terror attack.
Moreover, on July 14, 2016, a terrorist bypassed all gun control and used a truck to kill 84 in Nice.
Closer to home, Washington state, California, and Colorado have universal background checks too. Yet on September 23, 2016, five innocents were killed in a mass shooting in Burlington, Washington and on December 2, 2015, a duo of attackers killed 14 in San Bernardino, California. On November 27, 2015, three were killed in an attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood and less than a month prior, on Halloween Day, three more innocents were gunned down in the streets of Colorado Springs during a daytime attack. And the list goes on.
This surely won’t be the last we hear of Democrats insisting we can somehow make murder more illegal by restricting law-abiding American’s rights, but at least we’ll have someone in the White House now who has vowed to protect them. While Obama’s gun control aspirations surely won’t die with the end of his presidency, at least it’s nice to hear a big of hopelessness from a Democrat, albeit in Obama’s smug, condescending, anti-American tone.