Obama: Powerful Guns Made Dallas Ambush ‘More Deadly and Tragic’

President Barack Obama expressed his ongoing frustration with U.S. gun laws Friday following the deadly ambush-style sniper shooting of five police officers in Dallas. 

Five law enforcement personnel were killed and six others were injured after at least two gunmen opened fire in the city’s downtown area. The incident happened during a demonstration over two police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. 

“When people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes attacks like these more deadly and tragic,” Obama told a press conference during a trip to Poland. “In the days ahead we’re going to have to consider those realities.”