Obama: Responsible Gun Owners Have Nothing to Worry About

President Obama discusses legislative steps to reduce gun violence, and the increase in gun sales.
4:11 | 01/14/13

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Next president. On the issue given how difficult will be some say possible to get any gun control measures passed through this congress. What are you willing or able to do using the powers of your presidency. To act without congress and I'd also like to know. What do you make of these long wants mercy gun shows and gun stores all around the country and even in Connecticut applications. For gone -- since the shooting in the well. My understanding of the vice president -- provide or arrange. Steps that we can take to reduce gun violence some of them -- -- legislation some of them. I can accomplish through executive action and so all be reviewing those. Today in his arsenal will speak more detailed to what we're gonna -- had proposed. Later in the week. But I'm confident that there are some steps that we can take. That don't require legislation. And that there -- within my authority as president and where you get. A step that. Has the opportunity to reduce the the possibility gun violence. That I -- Gordon take it. Well it -- -- I think for example how we. Are gathering data for example on. Guns that fall into the hands of criminals. And how we track that more effectively there may be some steps that we can take administratively. As -- through legislation. It as far as people. Lining up and and purchasing more guns. You know I think that we've seen. For some time now. That us. -- those who oppose. Any common sense. Gun control or gun safety measures. Have. Pretty effective way -- out. Fear. On the part of gun owners that somehow. The federal government's. About. Take all your guns away. And -- that there's probably an economic element of that. It obvious is good for business. But I think that. Those of us who. Look at this problem have repeatedly said that. Responsible gun owners. People who. Have a gun for protection for cloning for sportsmanship. They don't have anything to worry about the issue here is not. Whether or not. We believe in the Second Amendment the issue is are there some sensible steps that we can take to make sure that. Somebody. Like. The individual Newtown can't walk into a school. And gunned down a bunch -- children. In in shockingly. Rapid fashion. And -- we can do something about that. And but it but but part of the challenge that we -- we confront is that. Even. The site -- slightest hint of some sensible. Responsible. Legislation in -- -- Fans this notion that somehow. Here -- comes and that Airbus guns are going to be taken away. It's unfortunate but. That's the case and if you look at over the first four years my administration we've tried to tighten up and enforceable laws of -- on the books. But. It be pretty hard argued. That somehow gun owners have had their rights infringed. Hospital spokesman if you're Caldwell. As I said -- I think it's a fear that spanned. By. Those who. -- Are worried about. The possibility of any legislation -- --

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