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Local shooters react to Obama plans on gun control


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- President Obama went on record today saying he wants large-scale changes to the nation's gun laws. While the president wants to control guns, gun owners feel he has them in his sights.

At one local gun store and range, people were sounding off about their sport.

"I love it," Chip Capobianco said. "I started a couple of years ago, and I really enjoy it.”

So what do they think about the issue of gun control?

"You can't control guns," Capobianco said. "You have to control people. You can educate people and do background searches, but you can't keep guns away from people who are going to get them.”

The president announced his proposal for sweeping gun control legislation. Shooters we spoke with consider guns a part of their culture, and one they are not about to give up.

"Most of us just enjoy target shooting, practice, sharing it with our kids, so they can learn how to handle a gun responsibly,” Phil Tart said. “I think this is a commentary on the culture we live in. It has nothing to do with the guns themselves."

At the gun store, sales are booming, and shooters promise the president won't have an easy time changing gun laws.

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