Gun Rights Groups Suggest Congress Unlikely to Overhaul Firearms Laws
Leading gun-rights groups suggested Sunday that Congress would not pass major legislation limiting gun ownership – as President Obama and other leading Democratic lawmakers vow to push for swift changes following the fatal Connecticut school shootings.
“We don’t think there is much likelihood Congress is going to move to change gun laws,” Larry Pratt, executive director for Gun Owners of America, told “Fox News Sunday.”
Pratt made the comment within minutes of National Rifle Association President David Keene publicly doubting that Obama, who has given his support for a ban on assault weapons, can get such legislation passed in Congress.
“You don’t want to bet your house on the outcome,” Keene said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But I would say that the likelihood is they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress.”