Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Republican Rep. Lee Terry tells Nebraska Watchdog that at least one of President Obama’s major gun control proposals is worth considering.
“Background checks are something I’m willing to look at,” said Terry.
That puts the Omaha Congressman, who is coming off one of his toughest re-election campaigns, slightly at odds with the state’s senior U.S. Senator, fellow Republican, Mike Johanns.
A member of the National Rifle Association, Terry is not convinced that the President’s call to ban assault weapons and limit ammunition clips to 10 rounds will make the country safer but says background checks for all gun sales appears reasonable.
“Background checks can be done rather instantaneously. I’ve gone through background checks to get my permits.”
Johanns, who is not a member of the NRA, is taking a harder line.
“Placing a heavier burden on responsible gun owners will do little to prevent troubled individuals from carrying out violent acts,” said Johanns who is concerned about attempts to curtail the 2nd Amendment.
Johanns’ spokesman tells Nebraska Watchdog those concerns include background checks.
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