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Feinstein’s “Assault Weapons” Ban May Sink Entire Gun Control Package

Senior Senate Democrats want to postpone the fight over a new assault weapons ban until gun control legislation hits the floor in the coming weeks.

But they may not have a choice.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) — the lead sponsor of a measure to ban assault weapons — is seriously weighing whether to propose the new ban at a Judiciary Committee markup later this month, a move that could upend the Democratic leadership’s carefully hatched strategy to handle the controversial gun-control debate.

“Probably,” Feinstein told POLITICO when asked if she would offer her measure as an amendment in committee. “This is a ways away.”

If Feinstein ultimately decides to go that route, some Democrats fear the move could ironically end up sinking a new universal background checks bill, which is considered a key piece of President Barack Obama’s gun control agenda that stands a serious chance of passing the Senate.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • Professional Target||

    Best news I've seen this year!

  • ant1sthenes||

    So she's running into the gun control debate screaming "DIIIIIIANE FEEIIIIINNNNSTEIN!"?

  • malachite||

    reid: why you do this sh!t, diane?

  • rabid penguin||

    Feinstein: At least I have chicken.

  • Sevo||

    She can be really obnoxious, and it's doubtful she's going to yield to Obozo's wishes. Go Di Fi! Kill it now!
    If only *she* had pushed Obamacare...

  • ||

    So far, it looks like Feinstein is the best kind of incompetent.

  • derpules||

    Part of me wonders if DiFi was "unleashed" by the democrats to create the appearance of "doing something" without actually doing anything.