President Obama pushed back against the idea that new gun control legislation will result in taking away people’s guns or undermining the Second Amendment during a speech in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday, urging Congress to take action on the gun issue.
“Tell them there is no legislation to eliminate all guns, there is no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment, tell them specifically what we’re talking about,” Obama said, urging viewers to reach out to their members of Congress.
“Keep pressure on your member of Congress to do the right thing,” Obama said. “Tell them now is the time for action, that we’re not gonna wait for the next Newtown, or the next Aurora.”
On Sunday, NRA head Wayne LaPierre argued that Obama wanted to take away people’s rifles, shotguns and handguns.