WSJ on Limited Legislative Backlash Expected
After Colorado Theater Shooting, New Gun-Control Laws Are Unlikely - WSJ.com
This article concludes the likelihood of new gun control legislation low for various reasons. Both Anti and Pro activists are cited.
I also found these statistics interesting.
The Aurora, Colo., shooting spree will fuel fresh calls for gun control, but changes in laws are unlikely, partly because of a lack of support for new measures in Congress and among the public at large, people on both sides of the debate said Friday.
A Gallup poll last fall found, for the first time, majority opposition to a ban on semiautomatic guns or assault rifles, with 53% opposed and 43% supportive. In 1996, when the question was first asked, 57% of Americansbacked a ban.
The Gallup survey also found a record-low 26% of Americans favoring a ban on possession of handguns in the U.S. other than by police and other authorized people. It also found 47% of adults reporting that they currently have a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property, the highest level since 1993.