President Obama was still speaking about his new executive actions to curtail gun violence when Republicans — both in Congress and on the campaign trail — began bashing them.

But his announcement was cheered by one important Democrat — Hillary Clinton, who suggested that she’d work to expand on them if elected president:

The gist of the GOP criticism was predictable, with GOP lawmakers clinging fiercely to the Second Amendment while attacking Obama’s decision to bypass them and take unilateral action.

Here’s what some GOP presidential candidates had to say about it:

Some congressional Republicans also made a lot of noise bashing the proposals:

But Democrats are celebrating the moment:

The Post’s David Nakamura tweeted some photos from the East Room, where Obama made his announcement: