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Gun advocates say legislation is not the answer

A shooter practices at Shooters USA. A shooter practices at Shooters USA.

The school shooting in Connecticut which left 20 children and 6 adults dead has resulted in a renewed debate over gun control laws.

Some Democratic legislators have already begun to plan for introducing stricter laws regarding the ownership of guns.

Paul Murray, the owner of Shooters USA, says he's against legislation that would limit the number of rounds someone can carry.

"If you limit the capacity of magazines you get or the guns people can get, bad guys are getting them all day long," said Murray.

Murray's business is not just a place for target practice, he also teaches classes on gun safety.

"The last thing I want anybody to have to do is pull the trigger and have to shoot someone. I've been there and done that, and it's not a fun thing," said Murray.

Some legislators have said recently they want to ban military-style assault rifles and make background checks more effective. 

Others are concerned about the number of rounds that the alleged Newtown shooter, Adam Lanza, had available to him. Lanza was said to have killed most of his victims with a Bushmaster .223 assault weapon. He also had two semi-automatic hand guns, a Glock 10 mm, and a Sig Sauer 9 mm.
Hearings have already been scheduled by some lawmakers to introduce their tougher gun laws. But Second Amendment advocates say they're ready to push to back.

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