Protesters hold signs with the message #Neveragain during a Feb. 17, 2018, protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, shot and killed 17 people at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School last year. (Brynn Anderson / Associated Press file photo)

Protesters hold signs with the message #Neveragain during a Feb. 17, 2018, protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, shot and killed 17 people at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School last year. (Brynn Anderson / Associated Press file photo)

Viewpoints: Why U.S. gun laws are slow to change

Gun legislation, while popular with the public, faces inertia in Congress and the will of voters.

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