The president talking about gun ownership in an interview with The New Republic:
“Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas. And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family’s traditions, you can see why you’d be pretty protective of that.
“So it’s trying to bridge those gaps that I think is going to be part of the biggest task over the next several months. And that means that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes.”
I get what he’s saying, and it makes sense to keep traditions in mind, but the vast majority of hunters who we’re supposed to listen to, ostensibly because they don’t want gun control, already believe the president’s going to take their guns away, and nothing we say will change their minds other than simply not doing it. And no, there’s no plan to seize modest hunting weapons.