Oklahomans React To President Obama's Gun Control Plans
OKLAHOMA CITY - Many Oklahomans are fired up about President Obama's gun control plans. Some are even comparing it to the beginning of a government takeover.
“Totalitarianism. Government trying to over and suppress law abiding citizens,” said Don Spencer, of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association.
However, that is not how President Obama explained the new gun control measures he plans to implement by executive action.
“This is not going to solve every violent crime in this country,” he said. “It’s not going to prevent every mass shooting. It’s not going to keep every gun out of the hands of criminals. It will potentially save lives.”
In Oklahoma, some believe the president is going about it all wrong.
"The Obama Administration tends to think that if you get or do all these restrictions on guns to law abiding citizens somehow that's going to make an impact. Criminals don't follow the rules,” said Miles Hall, of H&H Gun Range. “They never have."
Obama wants to require small gun dealers to perform background checks on buyers.
"The right that's being taken away, not just the second amendment, but it's your due process,” he said.
The plans will also make it more difficult for convicted domestic abusers to buy firearms; small steps some believe in a much bigger direction.
"If it doesn't happen this time, he's laying the groundwork for whoever follows him to do so,” Spencer said.
The president met with members of Congress and will unveil his plan to the public Tuesday morning.