"Background checks have been taking as long as a week right now, sometimes longer," states Steve Richards, Steve's Trading Post Owner.
At a signing ceremony Wednesday, President Obama called for several new measures aimed at curbing gun violence, including a "universal background check."
Richards says that could potentially put even more stress on an already over taxed system.
"It's already overloaded with the background checks, which 99% of the time are legal purchasers of firearms," states Richards.
Along with more stringent background checks, the president is also calling for a limit on the magazine capacity of firearms, and increased funding to study gun violence throughout the nation.
We asked our Facebook followers to weigh in on the issue, and we received a mixture of answers.
Caleb disagreed with the idea of reducing magazine sizes, saying, "I don't understand how a 10 round limit is going to do anything, because if you have an empty magazine, it's as easy to change as a rifle or handgun is to empty."
Kristen applauded the president's call for increased background checks, saying, "I for one would like stronger restrictions on the purchasing of guns. This is not an attack on the right to bear arms, but is calling for more restrictions and background checks on the individuals purchasing said guns, especially assault rifles."
Josh added, "universal background checks should of happened a long time ago. The president acknowledged that any measures aimed at curbing the sale of any type of firearm or accessory is going to face strong opposition Wednesday."
Richards fears that in the end, it will be the law abiding citizens, not the criminals, that pay the price for firearm violence.
"Most of these laws are only going to affect the guy that is honest and not going to break the law," states Richards.
The president's executive orders signed today also include tougher penalties for people who lie on background checks when purchasing a firearm, and giving schools the ability to use federal grant money to approve school security. An executive order signed by the president does not need congressional approval before going into effect.