U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson issued the following statement on the President's gun proposals:
"We all want to avoid tragedies like the recent shooting in Newtown, and I believe Americans want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are safe. The President has now put forward his proposals. There are some good ideas, some bad ideas, and some new ideas. There are ideas that have been tried before with limited success and some that would require significant new resources and spending. Some also require significant cooperation from states and other entities.
"As I've said before, I want to remain open to all ideas put forward that have the potential to make things safer for our kids. The devil is always in the details, so I'm going to keep an open mind and not make any decisions until I've seen the specific legislative language and the specific language in any executive orders that are proposed. And I stand willing to work with anybody, including the President, on ideas that will help to keep our kids safer."