Feinstein’s gun bill shot down before it reached the floor.
The controversial assault weapons ban will not be part of a Democratic gun bill next month.
Majority Leader Harry Reid turned down Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s bill today to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
The Washington Times reported:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein emerged from a closed-door meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday — but her ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines didn’t.
Mr. Reid turned down her attempt to bring her ban on 157 different weapons and ammunition clips aboard the Democratic Party’s comprehensive gun bill, Politico reported.
“My understanding is it will not be [part of the base bill],” said Mrs. Feinstein, California Democrat. “I would like to [see it moved], but the leader has decided not to do it. … You will have to ask him [why].”
Her bill instead will have to go forth separately or as an amendment — and that means it’s probably not going anywhere.