Democratic Senator Says Obama's Gun Control Executive Orders "Wrong Headed"

Posted: Jan 16, 2013 2:00 PM

Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is calling President Obama's use of executive orders to push more gun control "wrong headed," saying in a recent interview there "isn't any amount of gun regulation or gun executive orders that will solve the problem of identifying people who could potentially do this [mass shootings]."

Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana isn't publicly supporting President Obama's calls for gun control either.

"I can't tell you whether I'm for this ban or for that ban," Tester said during a recent local news interview.

President Obama called on Congress Wednesday to pass legislation as soon as possible banning what he calls "military style assault weapons."