Alabamians React: Pres. Obama Proposes Stricter Gun Laws
The President is rolling out a sweeping package to address gun violence. It includes new gun laws that would require action from Congress as well as steps the President is taking on his own. Tonight, Alabamians react to the president's call for Congress.
"I'm calling on Congress to pass some very specific proposals," says President Obama.
A main focus of Obama's proposal is reinstating an assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, which limits ammunition magazines to no more than 10 rounds.
The house and senate committees say they will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss gun control.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has released a statement in response to Obama's proposal. Sheriff D.T. Marshall says while he supports the right to bear arms, he says "it is time to institute some stiffer laws concerning assault type weapons and semi-automatic handguns with extended loaded magazines."