MONROE, NC - Changes to gun control laws are on the minds of gun owners in the area after President Obama’s speech on Tuesday.
Some people against changes were in Union County for the gun show.
"Do I agree that every American should have a firearm? No. Do I believe every law abiding citizen of America should own a firearm? Yes I do,” Mark Saunders said.
The president’s actions include new licensing requirements for small scale gun sellers, hiring more than 200 FBI employees to process background checks 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provisions enabling states to share mental health information more easily.
"I don't necessarily agree with it. If you control the law abiding citizens to restrict their rights to own guns, it's not going to help. Criminals are still going to get a hold of guns,” gun show attendee Julia Benton said.
Christy Clark, Chapter Leader for the North Carolina Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, told FOX 46 the president’s plan is progress and will help, but there’s still room to improve.
"This executive order won't end all gun violence. What it will do is help reduce the acts of gun violence that happen in our country,” she said.
Clark’s group feels there are still loopholes when it comes to gun buying on a national scale. They will try to get congress to close them.