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Obama's gun control proposals likely to fail: Queen's University expert

2013-01-25

Queen’s University American politics expert Brandon Tozzo is available to comment on President Obama’s sweeping gun control proposal announce today.

Dr. Tozzo, a teaching fellow at Queen’s University and specialist in U.S. domestic and foreign policy, is pessimistic that change will happen because America’s well-entrenched gun culture will strongly fight the proposals.

“I find it unlikely that major changes to gun laws will occur due to the strength of the NRA and gun lobby. Even proposals limiting assault weapons will have a difficult time going through Congress and could potentially be struck down by the courts. Public support in the U.S. still favours gun rights, despite shootings like Newtown,” says Dr. Tozzo.

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