President Obama said Thursday the failure to pass new gun laws has been the most frustrating part of his presidency.

In an interview with the BBC, Obama lamented the fact Congress refused to tighten gun laws “even in the face of repeated mass killings.”

“If you ask me where has been the one area that I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws,” he said.

The president launched a major push for new restrictions on gun ownership following a mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in 2012, which left 26 people dead, mostly children.

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