President Obama says the most frustrating part of his presidential legacy was his inability to enact "common sense" gun control in America.
The departing president spoke with CNN's Fareed Zakaria Wednesday night. Here's an excerpt:
ZAKARIA: "Barack Obama was haunted by the gun violence that pervades America, but gun control was the big bet he did not get."
OBAMA: "If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I've been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient, common sense gun safety laws."
ZAKARIA [narration]: "He failed to pass any firearms legislation. By the time it became a priority, he simply did not have the political capital."