(AP) — The head of the National Rifle Association said Thursday he’s confident that Congress won’t approve an assault weapons ban or a limit on high-capacity ammunition magazines after mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut.

David Keene predicted failure for all congressional measures related to guns, including expanded background checks for gun purchases.

“I tell you what these things are, these are all feel-good proposals, because at the end of the day, what do they do to prevent” a mass shooter? asked Keene, the NRA’s president.

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