Obama said it is easy to buy machine guns in the U.S. during his speech against America about the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which machine guns were not used. Nevertheless, Obama lied because he did not mention machine guns are regulated under the National Firearms Act (1934), which means the purchase of one requires a background check, the submission of fingerprints and photographs, the payment of a $200 federal tax, and registering with the weapon with the federal bureaucracy and an investigation by BATF. This process takes eight to nine months to complete.

Moreover, the only machine guns that can legally be purchased are those built prior to May 1986, therefore there is a small number of them available. This means the cost of such a weapon often runs in the tens of thousands of dollars.

People like Obama who do not trust themselves and who therefore don’t trust other people detest freedom which means people don’t need the permission of government to act.