Sunday, January 27, 2013

Assault Rifle Ban Won't Get Dem Support to Pass

Five Democrat Senators and Angus King will not support the current version of the assault rifle ban proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein:
At least six of the 55 senators in the Democratic caucus have expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.
Even Joe Biden is backing away from the loud support he tried to garner two weeks ago.
In his comments yesterday, Biden made no mention of an assault weapons ban, and on Jan. 24 he downplayed its importance. “I’m much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon ban than I am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine,” Biden said.
Looks like lights out, unless Susan Collins of Maine, like any woman, changes her mind.

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