Culberson, Brady take stand against Obama proposals
Not everyone is happy with President Obama’s proposals aimed at curbing gun violence.
Many Texas Congressman weren't thrilled with what the President had to say yesterday, including Houston Representative John Culberson, who told KTRH he isn't going to rubber stamp any of the new initiatives.
“I’ll strenuously oppose any effort by the President to restrict our right of self defense through the right to keep and bear arms,” Culberson said.
Congressman Kevin Brady of the Woodlands told KTRH the President’s proposals simply do not get the job done.
“I want our children safe our school and our Second Amendment rights protected at home. The President’s proposals do neither. Strong gun control laws in Connecticut didn’t stop the Sandy Hook tragedy and won’t stop others like it,” Brady explained.
Gun dealers aren't happy either. Mike Clark of Collectors Firearms says this is all about making the gun control people feel good about themselves.
“It’s just more fell-good legislation from people who are not thinking straight and who have an agenda about guns and gun ownership,” Clark told KTRH.
Clark telling KTRH he doesn't see how any of the proposals actually help the situation. But there are those who support what the President is trying to do. Marsha McCartney of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence says the proposals should have come a long time ago.
“This is long overdue. I guess it took Newtown to really get people involved and they are. I think we’ll get a lot of these measures passed,” she told KTRH.
Hear the podcast with Matt Patrick and Houston's Morning News as he talks with Brady: