By Tracy Clemons
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - Reaction to President Obama's gun proposals is mixed among gun owners we talked to shortly after he laid his plans out.
"Some of them make sense. But a lot of them don't," says Marsha Hale.
"I think the proposals that he brought to light based on the commission's interview were right on," Ginny Poe says.
Poe and Hale are both gun owners. We talked to them at Metro Shooting Supplies in Belleville.
Marsha Hale was particularly critical of the proposed 10-round limit for magazines.
"Limiting the amount of rounds you're allowed to carry is not going to change anything," Hale says. "And the Constitution gives me the right to defend myself against my government. I should have access to what my government uses, then."
She says she's fine with a universal background check, but she thought that was already in place.
"I don't know what kind of loopholes are in the background check. I didn't realize there were any. But if there are, then yeah close them up," she says.
President Obama's plea for Congress to restore the ban on military style assault weapons drew praise from Ginny Poe.
"I think any steps that are taken to cut down on the availability of assault weapons or weapons that should only be available to the police and to the military is a step in the right direction," says Poe.
And it drew slight criticism from her husband, Jim.
"I am in favor of them not being in the hands of the wrong persons," he says. "But I also think it's our right to own whatever weapons we need to own. Again, in the hands of the right people, I think it's fine."
Those we spoke with all agree that the latest effort may not work the way it's intended.
"I think the crooks, and the robbers, and the bad guys, are going to always have guns," says Jim.
His wife agrees with the president that the nation at least has the obligation to try.