Barack Obama, gun salesman.

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"THIS MASSACRE IS [a] reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon," President Obama said in the days after Omar Mateen killed 49 people in Orlando's Pulse nightclub with a semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm handgun. "And we have to decide if that's the kind of country we want to be." It was not the first time the president called for "common-sense gun control" measures. (See several similar quotes at right.) But despite his pleas, sales--as captured, albeit imperfectly, in the number of gun background checks conducted by the FBI--dramatically increased over the course of his time in office. And since those data don't include some private sales, the total number of firearms purchased is likely even...

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