The Hill reports that Harry Reid stops short of supporting Diane Feinstein’s disarmament bill currently wending it’s way through the Senate halls;
Reid said he would bring gun-violence legislation to the floor and open it to a lengthy amendment process. But he declined to endorse the assault weapons ban introduced last week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), which has the support of the 2nd- and 3rd-ranking Senate Democratic leaders.
“She’s talked to me about her assault weapons. The new one. She believes in it fervently and I admire her for that. I’ll take a look at that,” he said in response to a reporter’s question.
The article goes on to say that Republicans speculate that Reid won’t bring the bill to the Senate for a vote. But Reid says that’s not true. I think it will go to the Senate for a vote and it may even pass there, but it’s doubtful if Feinstein doesn’t give up some of her points. I don’t think the Senate, or the House for that matter, will support registering grandfathered weapons in any form.
Yeah, if you didn’t know it already, Reid is a coward. He knows that his party will pay a price for gun control legislation in his state and nationally, so he’s voting “present” so he doesn’t get blamed.
The problem for gun owners is in the States – Maryland for example is considering a proposal by idiot governor Marty O’Malley to ban scary black rifles and large capacity magazines, and apparently most of the morons in Maryland support the new bill, the same morons who returned O’Malley to office after he spent the surplus that Erlich left him in weeks, raising taxes a few months later to pay for his largesse. Somehow, O’Malley thinks that ending the death penalty in Maryland should be included in the citizen disarmament bill. That makes perfect sense to me :eyeroll: