January 16, 2013 (WASHINGTON) --- Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17th District) in a statement said, "Everyone agrees that preventing gun violence is a priority especially following the tragedies in places like Newtown."
Bustos adds, "I continue to hope that congress will come together in a bipartisan fashion to pass a compprehensive common sense bill that achieves this goal."
Meanwhile, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-16th District) in a statement said, "I do not support laws that would infringe on law abiding citizens' constitutional right to own and possess a gun."
Kinzinger adds, "The second amendment guarantees this right, and protects against infringments on it."
Eyewitness News Reporter Vi Nguyen followed up by asking 3 questions targeting specifics of the proposal.
- How do the representatives feel about the universal background checks?
- How do they feel on renewing the ban on assault weapons?
- How do they feel on limiting gun clips to ten bullets?
Bustos did not endorse any of those specifics.
Her spokesperson said, the congresswoman is looking into President Obama's proposal at this time.
Meanwhile, Congressman Kinzinger would not speak on the specifics.
His spokesperson said, he would not support anything that infringes on the second amendment rights.
Still no response from Senator Dick Durbin yet.