Some Gun Rights Advocates Concerned About Possible Legislation


Some are concerned that Obama will interfere with gun rights.Some people who are interested in preserving Americans’ 2nd Amendment right to bear arms have expressed concern that President Barack Obama will restrict gun rights in the wake of the January shooting in Tucson, Ariz.

It has been more than six months since a gunman killed six people and injured 13 others — including Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — in Arizona. The Obama Administration has said that it is working on “commonsense measures” to protect the public from gun violence, reports Fox News.

Alan Gura, a lawyer who has successfully argued gun rights cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, said that any laws proposed regarding gun control would be looked at closely.

“The gun rights community is going to look very carefully at the Obama administration’s proposals, and anything that interferes with the 2nd Amendment right as it is being enforced today by the courts will be tested,” he told the news source.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the Administration would make an announcement about possible gun legislation in the “near future,” reports USA Today. He also said a special task force has been put on the issue.

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