SALISBURY, Md.- People across Delmarva were eager to hear President Barack Obama's proposed regulations on gun control. The president not only signed 23 executive orders on Wednesday, but asked Congress to take action in passing resolutions he believes will help keep Americans safer.
Obama is asking for a universal background check system to be used for everyone that wants to purchase a weapon. Ocean City resident Roy Pusey is a gun owner himself and firmly believes this type of system would be beneficial.
"They should be able to check. They let people buy guns that don't even need them," said Pusey.
The president is also calling for a ban on all military-type assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Obama wants to limit the amount of rounds per magazine at ten. Some like Willards resident Antione Johnson believe a measure like this would infringe upon their rights as an American.
"I don't agree about the whole how much ammo you should have. Because again, it goes back to the right to bear arms," said Johnson.
The background check, assault weapon ban and magazine limit are measures that need to passed by Congress before becoming law. The executive orders signed on Wednesday by the President include funding for schools that want to hire police officers and directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence. Those orders do not need congressional approval.
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