U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) issued the following statement in response to the president's gun control executive orders and proposals:
"Every violent act is horrendous, and we pray for those victims. What happened in places like Newtown, Conn., and in Taft, Calif. was tragic. We are keeping all of the families affected in our thoughts and prayers.
"As with all initiatives, we must approach gun control legislation thoughtfully and with the gravity that it deserves. This is an important conversation. However, I am concerned when the president is not just proposing ideas, but is also surpassing Congress and issuing multiple executive orders without allowing these new laws to go though both the Senate and the House for full consideration. I have always been and will always be a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, and will carefully weigh all of the administration's proposals."