Obama plans gun control package announcement
As President Barack Obama prepares to address the country Wednesday morning and propose his gun control package, Ron Davis will be in Washington fighting for what he believes needs to happen with gun control laws.
Davis' son, Jordan, was the teen shot and killed at a Southside gas station over loud music.
Davis will join Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and members of the Gun Control Task Force lead by Vice President Joe Biden in a panel discussion about gun control.
Cord Byrd is a local gun rights attorney who is very curious to hear Obama's plan.
"He's very limited in what he can do. [He] can't ban assault weapons or magazine capacity. From what we've heard in the media, [he's] going to try to enforce the laws on the books. Don't know why he would need an executive order to do that," said Byrd.
Byrd said the president only has so much power and will face an uphill battle with Congress. Those proposals have been developed by a panel led by Biden.
"It's going to be very difficult for Democrats to get anything through Congress. The Democrats or anti-gun rights side has said it will be hard. What I would propose is at state level. We've already seen Wyoming and Texas introduce legislation at state level to prohibit firearms rights infringement as well as 2nd amendment," said Byrd.
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