Obama gets unexpected support from ‘Lone Survivor’ Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell: ‘I applaud him’

President Barack Obama got some support for his gun control efforts from an unexpected source — former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who was the subject of the film “Lone Survivor” and a Second Amendment and NRA supporter.

“I don’t think it’s a problem.” he said “to have people with psychological problems have a background check before they can buy a weapon.”

However, he didn’t agree necessarily with the method the president is going about it — with executive actions.

“When you start messing with the Constitution and what this country was founded on, — our baseline is what we call it — It just opens up too many doors,” he told host Michael Smerconish on CNN’s “Smerconish” Saturday.

“I think if you’re going to make a decision like that it can’t be a one-man deal,” he said, referring to Obama’s executive actions. “It’s got to be both houses and the people coming together in unanimous decision when you start messing with the Constitution.”

When Smerconish attempted to bring on “Lone Survivor” director Peter Berg, Luttrell interrupted with one more thought.

“Let me put this out to you, man. I applaud him [Obama] for trying to do something,” he said. “I think that should be said. Everybody takes jabs at him … he’s trying to do something.”

Watch the clip, via CNN.


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