The National Rifle Association came out with a response to the gun control proposals laid out by President Obama in a speech Wednesday.

The following statement was issued Wednesday by the National Rifle Association:


Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership.  Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority.

The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law.  We look forward to working with Congress on a bi-partisan basis to find real solutions to protecting America’s most valuable asset – our children.

Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation.  Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy.


The President announced four legislative proposals and 23 executive orders, which he can implement without approval from Congress, the focus of which are a bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and more extensive background checks.

You can get in-depth information on the President's proposals here.