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Senator Reid Won’t Back Feinstein’s Assault-Weapons Ban

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On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) took a pass on directly supporting the most talked about Democrat-sponsored anti-gun legislation in Washington. The bill, sponsored by California’s Dianne Feinstein (D, CA), would renew and enlarge a federal ban on assault weapons.

Feinstein’s legislation was introduced to great media fanfare last week, but this week Reid told reporters that he’d bring other legislation to the floor and allow it to undergo what promises to be a lengthy amendment process.

Reid declined to commit to bringing Feinstein’s bill to the floor even though that bill was publicly supported by the Democrat’s second and third ranking senate members.

Senate Leader Reid praised Senator Feinstein for her enthusiasm for her bill but suggested hers wasn’t the only game in town. “We’re going to have votes on all kinds of issues dealing with guns, and I think everyone would be well advised to read the legislation before they determine how they’re going to vote,” he said to reporters.

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  1. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 2nd, 2013

    “We’re going to have votes on all kinds of (stuff until something sticks with our dimwit voters).”

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  2. John Cooper

    February 2nd, 2013

    Yeah, like anybody really trusts what you say, Harry.

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  3. J Frank Parnell

    February 2nd, 2013

    That means a room of drunken Senators will pass some other draconian registration/confiscation bill by subterfuge, shenanigan, and shyster in the dead of night. It just won’t have the same number on it.

    Tyrants.

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  4. Dr. Tar

    February 2nd, 2013

    He’s protecting Red State Dem senators from having to vote for a gun band. He’s all poltical calculation and no actual belief in anything.

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  5. Unslung Hero

    February 2nd, 2013

    They know they can’t carry their stinking cow thru the front gates, so they are gonna try for universal registration……which is far more insidious…..

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  6. Hotlanta Mike

    February 2nd, 2013

    Time for the progs to manufacture another crisis to let the memory of this epic fail fade into the dustbin of history.

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  7. thirdtwin

    February 2nd, 2013

    Hey sporks…how ya like them apples?

    Turns out that your “stroke of the pen, law of the land” runs like a watercolor in the rain outside your mom’s basement in Canada.

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  8. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 2nd, 2013

    Yeah, our idiot Senator Murphy here in Connecticut was on the radio saying how the NRA was losing influence with Congress.

    Think I’ll send him this since he hasn’t gotten the word from Harry yet.

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  9. Dr. Tar

    February 2nd, 2013

    Correction: Gun ban not Gun band

    though that would be an interesting concept for say a death metal genre group?

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  10. Billy Fuster

    February 2nd, 2013

    Gee Harry, it must be because you believe so heartily in the Constitution.

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  11. Joey B

    February 2nd, 2013

    Why is Hairy describing his penis?

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  12. Poonces

    February 2nd, 2013

    Gosh oh golly, I guess the “little children” whom the dems care so much about, don’t matter to Harry as much as his own job and perks.

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  13. joe

    February 2nd, 2013

    Hey folks, have you ever thought that we wouldn’t be having this discussion at all if conservatives were in Congress? They would be respecting our rights as a people.

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  14. Jerry Manderin

    February 2nd, 2013

    “It goes in this far. Feels like a shriveled banana peel.”

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  15. thirdtwin

    February 2nd, 2013

    Dr. Tar, I immediately thought of 38 Special and Guns ‘n Roses, which allows me to “segway” into spork’s plan to make guns as uncool as cigarettes; Pop culture should self-impose a ban on gun bands…for the children.

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  16. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 2nd, 2013

    Is that so, Joe?Best not to trust any of them. Right now they all seem to be preoccupied with their tool size.

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  17. Unruly Refugee

    February 2nd, 2013

    That piss-soaked rat doesn’t want to disarm the Nevada thugs he has working for him. Otherwise, he’s happy as a pig wallowing in shit, riding on the disarmament bus with all the rest of the dems.

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  18. Dagney

    February 2nd, 2013

    The goal is not outright confiscation.
    The goal is systemic destruction of the arms industry.
    You won’t be able to get anything new, and private transfers will be few.

    Current legal guns will be exempt. The Left won’t care much who has them (finding any excuse to confiscate will of course delight them, but they know that’s not a winning plan).

    We need to equate future disarmament via denial to active confiscation now. Sure I will be allowed to keep my AR15 now … but what of acquiring two more as my kids come of age and, as responsible citizens, need their own? The Left’s goal is disarming the future through attrition/siege.

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  19. Dagney

    February 2nd, 2013

    i don’t have kids nor AR15; I was speaking as a paradigm.

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  20. sandybanks

    February 2nd, 2013

    “I think everyone would be well advised to read the legislation before they determine how they’re going to vote,” he said to reporters.

    Wow!! What a concept!

    Too bad they didn’t try it with Obamacare.

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  21. Reb Biker

    February 3rd, 2013

    I’ve been an NRA life member since the mid 70′s. I’ve seen Harry Reid in the American Rifleman many times over the years, usually due to his support in helping open many gun ranges for his constituents… some of them VERY large. His Republican opponent had a “A” record in the last election, and still the NRA would not bankroll an effort to remove Harry. Gotta give credit where credit is due, or we’d be acting like Democrats.

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