Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Dems’ Gun Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that a proposed assault weapons ban won’t be part of a gun control bill the Senate plans to debate next month, the sponsor of the ban said Tuesday, a decision that means the ban stands little chance of survival.

Instead, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she will be able to offer her ban on the military-style firearms as an amendment. Feinstein is all but certain to need 60 votes from the 100-member Senate to prevail, but she faces solid Republican opposition and likely defections from some moderate Democrats.

“I very much regret it,” Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters of Reid’s decision. “I tried my best.”

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2 thoughts on “Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Dems’ Gun Bill

  1. I almost wish he hadn’t killed the bill. It was such a monstrosity it had little chance of passing. There is a possibility of them passing restrictions piece meal — make the impact of each bill seem less.

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