Chairman of the Midland County Democratic Party David Rosen said, "Nobody is taking their weapons, nobody is coming to get their weapons, we just need more control."
Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter doesn't hold the same opinion. "I think it's very foolish... this is a nation of freedoms, we have a right to keep and bear arms."
Gun enthusiasts say the potential measures are too extreme, while proponents say the president's desires makes sense.
"This is another measure to keep weapons that fire so many rounds so quickly out of the hands of people that really shouldn't have them" said Rosen
Despite interacting with criminals, Painter isn't swayed in his pro-gun position. With that he's making a promise to Midland residents.
"I'm not gonna come after their guns unless they're in violation of the law that is in effect under the constitution of the united states, the constitution of the state of Texas."
Under executive orders parts of President Obama's plan will be effective immediately, however many steps still need congressional approval. While Painter said, this plan alone goes against the United State Constitution second amendment.
One of the items under the proposal awaiting congressional approval says all guns sales have to provide background checks for buyers.
"If I'm gonna sale someone a weapon and I'm gonna have to check on it, no. That ain't gonna happen, that's bull," said Painter.
Rosen said, asking for background checks is a legitimate request.
"How can we as individuals know what's going on in the mind of someone we just got off the phone with or we met for 30 seconds?"
To read President Obama's plan click here.