Sides split on prospects for new gun laws

Gun-control advocates say the Tucson shootings have altered the political atmosphere surrounding the debate


WASHINGTON — Gun-rights supporters and lawmakers said they expect little change in gun laws following the Tucson shooting spree in which six people were killed.

Despite bills being drafted on background checks, no-gun zones and large-volume magazines for ammunition, gun-rights advocates and congressional members said chances of producing meaningful legislation were small, The New York Times reported Friday.

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