Lawmakers react to Obama's gun proposals

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Wednesday, lawmakers from East Texas reacted to President Barak Obama's gun proposals.

"Why did it take the deaths of school children and movie gowers and an attack on a congresswomen for the president to enforce existing gun laws, which we've said all along needs to be done.  I think he is way off track for trying to blame gun enthusiast and sportsmen for a much bigger problem," said Republican Congressman Kevin Brady.

"I read his twenty-three proposals, and there not overly expansive and mostly ministerial which is not inappropriate.  I do cringe when I hear any public official, especially a president; encourage doctors and insurance companies to begin probing and spying and delving into the private lives of their patients for the sake of the government," said Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert.

"Senator  Cornyn will continue to defend the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans. The first priority must be to enforce the laws already on the books, something this Administration has a poor track record of doing," Said Cornyn's Press Secretary Drew Brandewie.

"The Second Amendment is a fundamental part of the Bill of Rights--the 'palladium of the liberties of a republic,' as Justice Joseph Story put it--and I intend to help lead the fight in the U.S. Senate to preserve our individual right to keep and bear arms," said Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

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