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st james
03-19-2013, 04:45 PM
Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate Bill

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2...id=msnhp&pos=1 (http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/19/17373761-assault-weapons-ban-dropped-from-senate-bill?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1)

By Kasie Hunt, Political Reporter, NBC News

A ban on assault weapons won't be included in major gun legislation set to take shape this week -- all but guaranteeing it won't pass Congress.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a onetime ally of the National Rifle Association, informed California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday that the proposal to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines won't be included in a broad package of new gun laws that's taking shape this week and will be considered on the Senate floor in April.

"People say well, are you disappointed? Obviously I'm disappointed," Feinstein told reporters Tuesday. Feinstein has worked on gun violence issues for decades......

The move waters down President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Bidenís push for broad new gun control in the wake of the shooting.......

one really has to wonder if the NRA had more to do with this than just regular lawful gun owners calling their Reps....

The rest will probably fail as well, or be so diluted it amounts to nothing