POSTED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:13pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:08am
TYLER (KETK) — Many East Texans disagree with some things President Obama announced Wednesday morning regarding gun restrictions and his proposals to curb gun violence.
Congressman Louie Gohmert says,"No matter what the president proposes, no matter what is passed into law it will not restrict the private gun sales that I saw in hundreds of thousands of cases as my time as a judge because those were illegal sales done out of the back of a trunk."
But something Gohmert and some citizens of East Texas agree on is universal background checks.
But, Gohmert says that still won't stop criminals."Some furtherance of a background check is good but as far as extending that to every private sale it will affect law abiding citizens and restrict their rights but it will do nothing to stop criminals."
One thing congressman Gohmert says the can find common ground on is helping the mentally ill in America, he says, "I'm glad be brought it up but I think there is more to be done there and maybe we can work together to do that."