President Obama's suggestions to congress could mean big changes across the nation.
For Midwestern Firearms owner John Meek, he said his biggest concern isn't his business, but it's his Second Amendment right. He said, "So if they address the removal of the assault rifle they will have to look at a lot of different configurations and I think that is probably one of the bigger scares with our gun rights being restricted."
Meek said right now sales are skyrocketing at the fear of many firearms will be taken away.
Some central Illinois people have those same concerns, but others agree with the President.
Roanoke resident Jacob Edwards said, "They're treating the symptom, they're not treating the cause. A gun is a tool. It can be used, our law enforcement uses them for good, our military uses them for good. It's the person behind the gun."
Peoria resident Kenneth Everett said, "I mean, I don't think them assault weapons or high-powered magazines has anything to do with the crime that's going on in cities. Most of the time people have guns small enough they put them in their pocket you know."
Peoria resident Joe Zentko said, "They're cutting mental health out of healthcare. I think that's the big issue we see."
Morton resident Kim Anderson said, "I'm confused as to why anyone would need an assault rifle. I have three littler kids so the shootings out east hit me kind of, pretty hard."
Meek said the trickle down affect won't hit home just yet. He said he's still hopeful the President will consider other options. He said, "I'm just kind of relieved the day is passed and nothing real restrictive has happened and I hope the voice of reason is listened to, to protect our kids, our children."
The next step is for Congress to vote on the president's proposal. President Obama said he is urging them to take action quickly.