The prospects for the administration's proposals, however, are murky at best. Six weeks after Obama announced his initiatives, the assault weapons ban reinstatement is widely considered to have virtually no chance of passing the Republican led U.S. House of Representatives. It's not even a good bet in the Democrat controlled U.S. Senate. The powerful National Rifle Association, which sees Obama's plan as an infringement on the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, staunchly opposes the effort.
Gary Kleck, a professor at Florida State's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a national expert on violence and gun control laws, agrees the assault weapon ban won't go anywhere -- and shouldn't.
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