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WASHINGTON, DC (WWAY) — President Obama’s plan to increase gun control in the United States is meeting opposition from North Carolina’s Republican senator.

In a statement released today, Sen. Richard Burr said he does not support the president’s $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence.

“I will fight any effort to further infringe on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens, whether it is legislation or executive action by the president,” Burr said. “I am open to having a conversation about ways in which our nation can address mental health issues and reduce violence, but I will not stand by while the president and others try to restrict the rights of law-abiding American citizens.”

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