POSTED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A Texas congressman says he will do anything in his power to prevent President Obama from pushing gun control measures into practice without congressional approval.
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman was elected in November to represent District 36, a new district that covers southeast Harris County east to the Texas-Louisiana line.
At a news conference Monday, President Obama said he will consider both legislation and executive action to implement gun control.
"I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment," Stockman said. "Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible."
"I would agree with him 100 percent," said Rod Byrd, a Huntsville resident. "America was founded with guns and we need to keep the guns where they need to be."
"I think our Congress needs to stand up for what we were founded on," Cheryl Byrd said.
"I think it's shocking we're having this discussion. The pushback against the president in my opinion is ridiculous," resident Bill Eley said.
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