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Senate leader (Harry Reid) may allow vote on assault weapons ban
01-23-2013, 05:01 PM
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Senate leader (Harry Reid) may allow vote on assault weapons ban
By Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON | Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:45pm EST

(Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, signaled on Tuesday that despite earlier indications to the contrary, he may allow a vote on a possible ban on assault weapons.

Reid, a longtime gun-rights advocate from Nevada, recently had indicated he would not permit a vote because the Republican-led House of Representatives likely won't go along with such a prohibition.

Powerful gun-rights groups oppose a ban on assault weapons and could seek to unseat any lawmaker who backs it, as they have tried to do in the past.

But after a weekly meeting on Tuesday with fellow Senate Democrats, Reid told reporters that he expects "to have a free amendment process" on gun legislation.

That process could result in other Democrats proposing a possible resurrection of a 10-year ban on semi-automatic assault weapons that expired in 2004.

... http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/2...3X20130122

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01-25-2013, 01:52 PM
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RE: Senate leader (Harry Reid) may allow vote on assault weapons ban
A ban on assault weapons will never pass. The Republicans, and honestly many Democrats from red areas, will never allow it to.
It's a great idea but dead on arrival.

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