Congressman-elect Chris Stewart is willing to support some limited gun-control measures if they are packaged in a bill to boost outreach and treatment for the mentally ill.

And the incoming representative criticized the proposed arming of teachers, calling it “a bad idea,” in his most extensive comments on the gun debate sparked by the Newtown, Conn., school shooting…

“I would consider looking at some of the larger magazines and other things if it gave us an opportunity to talk about the other things as well,” he said. “Let’s talk about the big picture.”