It’s easy to tell when Barack Hussein Obama lies — his lips move. While speaking at VTEX DAY, the largest digital innovation event in Latin America held this year in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the former president was caught telling several lies about gun laws in the United States.
According to the former president, who should know better, anyone can buy machine guns, even over the Internet, because there’s almost nothing that regulates the sale of firearms.
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
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
Obama blatantly lies to the people of Brazil. You can buy any gun at any time on the internet. EVEN MACHINEGUNS! pic.twitter.com/PhBY54g7d8
— MrM1S (@MrM1S2) May 31, 2019
Naturally, the BS meters pegged on social media:
Literally everything Obama says here is false. https://t.co/zObvw0HUgf
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 31, 2019
Dana is a friend of mine, and I hate correcting her in public, but she is wrong. It’s not that everything Obama says here is false, everything he says everywhere is fake. Most commenters seemed to agree with me here are a few examples
@barackobama, you are a liar. Top to bottom, front to back – you are a liar.
I’d like to see you stay in Brazil where you can’t cause any further harm to the American body politic.
👋 – 🇺🇸sends her love!
— Walk Toward The Fire (@RichardRSmithJr) May 31, 2019
These are lies. Sure, you can buy machine guns ILLEGALLY. But that’s like saying, “Anyone can murder people in our country. It happens every single day.”
— Tea Party Barbie (@laurahollis61) May 31, 2019
This is an absolute lie. Machine guns are almost impossible to buy in the US. Tons of people (Felons) are banned from buying a gun at all and we have tons of regulations in a large # of our states. @BarackObama, do better.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 31, 2019
The ex-president is too well-informed to be ignorant on these matters, so there is no other explanation than that he was simply lying and doing so with the full knowledge that he was lying.
— Michael Osterman (@mosterman) May 31, 2019
Waiting for the fact checkers like… pic.twitter.com/ktKfZB9Xfe
— !! (@mrdubya49) May 31, 2019
I wouldn’t wait too long, buddy.
Cam Edwards of NRA TV noted:
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 correctly added:
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.
It’s no secret that Barack Obama isn’t a big fan of the Bill of Rights or the truth, so the former President’s words in Brazil should not be surprising.
Parts of this post were first seen at Conservative Firing Line