Former President Barack Obama spoke out against United States gun laws during a speaking engagement overseas this week, saying that our laws “don’t make much sense.”
Obama was addressing a crowd at the VTEX Day conference as the Keynote speaker in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he addressed around 15,000 attendees along with multiple other speakers.
“The most difficult day that I’ve had was the day that there was a shooting in a school where 20 small children were shot,” Obama told the crowd during his appearance at the VTEX Day conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“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,” he said. “They buy it over the internet. They can buy machine guns.”
During his speech, Obama also took time to speak about his own administration, praising the group for achieving “great power without corruption.”
“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,” Obama said.
Obama’s comments seemed to be a sly jab at President Donald Trump, who has been under investigation since he took office two years ago in an effort to ascertain whether he colluded with Russians to win the 2016 election.
While Mueller has since stepped down from his position with recommending that any charges be brought against the president, questions about the reason for the investigation has surfaced, and according to a report in The DailyMail, the United Kingdom plans to help if Attorney General William Barr requests information regarding the origins of the Russia investigation into President Donald Trump.
“If we get that request obviously we’ll consider it. The U.S. is an ally and we would want to be helpful,” a U.K. official said ahead of Trump’s state visit there next week.
“The U.S. is a close ally. If the attorney general wants to talk to us about this I’m sure we’d respond constructively,” the DailyMail’s source added. The publication didn’t identify their source, only noting that they were “an official” who was “repeatedly relying on diplomatic language that stopped short of a pledge of active participation in an inquiry into conduct its intelligence headquarters has already denied.”