Former President Barack Hussein Obama lied through his teeth about U.S. gun laws while speaking at a conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month. Not only that, he completely confused the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.
Barack Obama asserted that the United States was founded on inequality, despite the Constitution enshrining equality into the law.
You know Brazil just thinks the United States was founded on inequality and we have to admit that even though the United States has a Constitution that says, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,’ At that time not only were blacks excluded, but women were excluded, and people who didn’t own property were excluded.
Obama said that the Constitution gave America the means of inclusion through Democracy.
“The more people we included, the more successful we became,” he said.
Obama used a basketball analogy to illustrate his point, pointing out that the NBA was better than ever by including more international players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Nigerian from Greece who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks.
“Now he’s one of the best players in the world,” Obama said, pointing out that if the NBA did not include international players, they were leaving talent on the field.
“If you don’t include women, you are leaving talent on the field,” Obama said, saying it was in every country’s interest to “include everyone.”
He admitted that “perfect equality” was difficult to achieve, because of natural talent and work ethic.
“The issue is not perfect equality, the issue is, are those of us who are successful willing to give back enough to provide a ladder of opportunity for others that are coming behind us,” he said.
Obama continued with a discussion about the wealthy, asserting after a family obtained enough money to eat, buy a house, send their kids to college, and take a vacation once in a while, additional financial wealth would not make people happy.
He acknowledged that he now had more money than he ever had in his life, and claimed he could not spend it all if he tried.
“It’s not money that is making me happy, but we teach ourselves that our measure of success is the more we have, the harder we hang onto it, the better we must be, the higher our status is,” he said.
Obama said that the concept of wealth and status in the United States was what made societies less equal.
“We have to redesign our minds to say that we’re at our most powerful and influential when we’re able to help others,” he concluded.
Obama tells Brazil crowd: "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." pic.twitter.com/MFFTgaFwLS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 31, 2019
He's straight-up lying. https://t.co/POS0l8191D
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 31, 2019
There's a rich irony in Obama lying about American gun laws while speaking in Brazil; a country with very restrictive gun control laws and a homicide rate about 5 times that of the U.S. https://t.co/V3QXgN4UF7
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) May 31, 2019
The Daily Caller sets it straight:
U.S. Federal firearms laws are stricter than Obama represented. Gun purchasers must be at least 18 for rifles and shotguns, and 21 for handguns, and pass a background check if they buy from a dealer, according to the National Rifle Association.
In addition, fully automatic machine guns cannot be sold to private citizens, as written in the National Firearms Act.