US President Barack Obama has revealed his biggest frustration since becoming the President of the world’s most powerful nation.
Obama, while speaking in an interview with the BBC, said his biggest frustration as President is not being able to make any progress on gun control legislation during his time in office.
The President said the issue he felt “most frustrated and most stymied” by was legislators’ inability to push through limitations on access to arms, despite repeated massacres during his tenure as President of the United States.
Obama said the US was “the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws.”
“If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands,” Obama said.
“And for us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing. But it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months (of his presidency).”