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Local gun owners express concerns about Obama gun proposals

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -

Metro Atlanta gun owners have their concerns about the president's proposal for gun control reforms.

Doug Clayton, the owner of the Bulls Eye Gun Club and Range in Cumming, his staff and his customers paid close attention to President Obama as he outlined his proposals for curbing gun violence.

Clayton believes the president's plan to institute tighter restrictions on assault rifles punishes everyone except the criminals who use them.

 "Most responsible gun owners who purchase firearms are not felons. They're not the people that you need to worry about. Putting restriction in front of people that are already law-abiding citizens is not the action that needs to be taken," Clayton said.

Clayton says tracking weapons and ammunition beyond the original point of sale would be next to impossible for private guns shops and the government to implement.

"It's another law put in place that's very – unenforceable," said Clayton.
 
Firearms instructor Jason Matthews says the president's proposal to limit rounds in a magazine would do nothing to stop a criminal determined to hurt innocent people.

"A reload is not going to be a time differential in saving lives," said Matthews.

He demonstrated how quickly a gunman could just reach for more ammo.

But even with their doubts and concerns about the president's proposals, these gun owners say they do support the president's plan to give school systems the training and resources they need to have more armed security officers on campus.

"If you do put trained people in the schools, then I think that's going to be a big asset," said Bob Steck.

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