Jackie Kucinich4:13p.m. EDT March 19, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he hopes have a bill to address gun violence on the Senate floor soon after the Easter break, but confirmed that measure will not include the assault weapons ban.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters Tuesday she is disappointed that her assault weapons ban will not be part of a larger bill, but acknowledged it will likely make it easier to pass gun-related legislation through the Senate.

Feinstein said Reid told her Monday afternoon that the ban on certain types of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would not be part of package of bills that would make up the Senate legislation.

Reid, D-Nev., said Feinstein's measure simply did not have the support necessary to clear the floor and could not pass the 60 vote threshold needed in order to be considered by the full Senate.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/19/feinstein-as...

Tags: Assault, Senate, ban, bill, dropped, from, gun, weapons

Views: 527

Reply to This

24 or more hours of member activity

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

12160 NEWS new management/admin info

Report an Issue

Forum

The Real Obama Legacy

Started by Modern Feudal Serf in Current News/Events 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

Police officer shot to death in Florida

Started by Old Denmark in Current News/Events. Last reply by Less Prone 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

© 2014   Created by truth.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2014 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted
var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-48719234-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();