Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said in a statement Wednesday that President Obama's gun control proposals do not infringe on Second Amendment rights.
“I’m hunter and I’ve always owned guns, and I’ll be hunting pythons in the Everglades this week. What President Obama is proposing is not an assault on the Second Amendment. Why in the world would we not want to check to see if a person buying a weapon has a criminal record? And why wouldn’t we want limits on assault weapons like AK-47s? People are buying assault weapons to kill others, not to hunt. And when assault rifles are used to kill children, it's time for America to act. This is a problem that common sense and moderation should dictate what the law should be.”