Assault Weapon Ban

Reid Says 'Assault Weapon' Ban Would Have Been Deal-Killer

They may still try to sneak it in through an amendment


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Tuesday that he would not have been able to get a gun control bill to the Senate floor if it included the assault weapon ban.

Reid explained that the decision to move a comprehensive bill sans an assault weapon ban was made because otherwise there would not have been 60 votes. He said members will still be able to vote on the assault weapon ban through an amendment.