01/16/2013 03:12 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Obama Gun Proposals Draw Strong Reactions From Politicians (SLIDESHOW)

President Obama's proposed changes to gun policy Wednesday drew immediate reactions from politicians on both sides of the issue, with supporters of gun control praising him for taking a stance, and opponents denouncing his suggestions as violations of the Second Amendment.

"Strong recommendations from the WH," Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) wrote on Twitter. "If horror of Sandy Hook doesn't move Congress to act on common sense gun laws, I have no idea what will."

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted the proposals would be defeated, tweeting, "The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is heartbreaking and beyond words. However, the gun control plans brought forward by President Obama fail to address the real issues and I’m confident there will be bipartisan opposition to his proposal."

One of the harshest reactions came from the NRA, which wrote in a statement, "Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy."

See more reactions below:

Political Reactions To Obama's Gun Violence Plan