Dustin McDaniel Calls Obama’s Gun Plan ‘Distressing’

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Arkansas Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s gun control plan is “distressing.”

McDaniel spoke to The Associated Press a day after the president urged Congress to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

“It’s distressing,” McDaniel said. “I have not once but twice led efforts of attorneys general to the United States Supreme Court in defense of our Second Amendment rights.”

Obama also signed 23 executive actions on Wednesday, including orders to make more federal data available for background checks and end a freeze on government research on gun violence.

“The biggest concern from the state attorneys general … is going to be to look at whether the executive orders infringe upon the constitutional rights of our citizens,” McDaniel said.

Obama’s $500 million plan was announced a month after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school. Click here to read the full story from our partners at ArkansasBusiness.com.