NRA Supports Some Parts of Presidents Gun Plan

(NECN) - President Obama is getting a lot of pushback from gun rights advocates after laying out his plan on Wednesday to tighten gun laws across the nation.

Many say his proposals infringe upon Second Amendment rights.

On Thursday, the president of the National Rifle Association said he does support some elements of the Obama plan.

"As a general proposition, we believe very strongly that the steps to keep guns out of the hands of people that don't have them such as the potentially violently mentally ill, are good steps and we're very pleased that the president finally, after many years, suggested that this is something we should do. We've been urging it for 20 years," said David Keene of the NRA.

Some of the most contentious proposals the president made was a ban on assault weapons. As well as high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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