During a speech in Brazil on Thursday, the former US president went on to criticize the gun laws under which the United States operated. He went on to say “they don’t make much sense.”
During the speech at the VTEX Day conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he said, “the most difficult day I’ve had was the day there was a shooting in a school where 20 small children were shot.”
He went further to say, “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 buy it over the internet. They can buy machine guns.”
Obama’s comments referred to the mass shooting that occurred in 2012 at Sandy Elementary School that left 26 children and educators dead during his first term.
Since then, there had been some other mass shooting incidents in the US, one of them being the attack at the 2o17 Route Harvest Festival, which caused many lawmakers and activist to call for a gun reform.
Obama praised his administration for achieving great power without corruption.
During the speech he said, “Nobody was jailed. We made mistakes. We were not perfect. But we maintained integrity and we were able to show that it is possible to achieve great power without corruption.”