Jacksonville, FL - The President has now proposed a package of gun law reforms to go through Congress, while already signing some action through Executive Order.
And we’re hearing from your Congressmen on what the future of these changes will be.
Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown is squarely behind what the President is asking for.
“We should not let the people- whether citizens or whatever- outgun the police department,” she says.
Among the proposals the President has put forward, Brown says those dealing with limiting the amount of ammunition in a magazine would be most effective in stopping future mass shootings. She’s happy to see mental health resources getting another look as well.
“It’s just a broad spectrum of things that we need to, as a community, engage.”
Republican Congressman Ander Crenshaw was not as eager to throw his full support behind the President’s plan. He issued a statement saying everyone is unified in wanting to stop “another needless, senseless death committed in this country with a firearm.” But he says he still need to now “carefully analyze” the President’s proposal, and that he will continue advocating for the Second Amendment as he does.
Additionally, Crenshaw says comprehensive change has to come from Congress, not be passed “piecemeal and unilaterally by executive order.”
Republican Congressman Ted Yoho released a statement making it clear he does not agree with President Obama's actions.
"Following the President's remarks today, I am convinced more than ever that we must protect our 2nd Amendment rights," Yoho says.
And while he says he agrees with the President's message to curb gun violence, "disregarding our Constitutional rights" is the wrong way to go.
"As a proud gun owner, I believe that our right to bear arms is a birthright and I will oppose any effort to infringe on our guaranteed Constitutional rights," he says.
Yoho encourages the President to "enforce the laws already on the books."