Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
FILE — Sen. Mike Lee speaks as he holds one of a series of hour long town hall meetings at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Utah Sen. Mike Lee is urging his supporters to fight back against President Barack Obama's latest gun-control proposal despite telling reporters that it sounds as if the plan won't have a big effect.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mike Lee is urging his supporters to fight back against President Barack Obama's latest gun-control proposal despite telling reporters that it sounds as if the plan won't have a big effect.

Lee sent out a campaign email Thursday urging supporters to fight back against Obama and sign a petition supporting the 2nd Amendment.

It came a day after the Republican took a more neutral stance and told reporters that the president wasn't changing much.

Lee's campaign says Obama signaled he wants to undermine gun rights and the senator is warning supporters that they should pay attention.

Campaign consultant Boyd Matheson says there's no discrepancy between Lee's statements on Wednesday and Thursday.