Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reid declines to endorse Feinstein's assault-weapons ban


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday declined to voice support for Democratic legislation that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

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. “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 [on] it.”

More @ The Hill


  1. Read legislation before voting?! That's unAmerican!

  2. Yep, why start reading now. That won't stop them from voting for the crap.

  3. Reid is all smoke and mirrors. Any new (and past) firearms legislation is all an infringement on the 2nd. Ammendment. He and his fellow Marxists will ram something through in the dead of night.....
    (hope I'm wrong). But right or wrong the fact that the battle lines have been drawn, and there is no backing up!

    1. Yup and looks like they have support for universal background check, unfortunately.