It is my pleasure and honor to present to you the following headline from Fox News:
“Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate gun control bill”
The leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate on Tuesday dropped a proposed assault weapons ban from the chamber’s gun-control package – dealing a blow to supporters of the ban, though it could still come up for a vote.
The sponsor of the measure, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., revealed that Reid told her the proposed ban would not be in the initial package. Feinstein said she’s “disappointed” with the decision, and is expected to nevertheless offer it as an amendment.
But the move by Reid to cut it from the main bill signals a lack of congressional support for a proposal that would not only revive, but strengthen, the decade-long ban that expired in 2004.
It appears even the very liberal Senate leader could not stand to further allow the Feinstein follies to continue.
It is also likely that the expanded background checks championed by Senator Schumer are also in trouble. This should be a notice to everyone how unliked many of the leftist policy proposals are and how much trouble the Democrat majority in the Senate is in for the upcoming 2014 elections if conservatives like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio keep pushing the concept of Constitutional conservatism. The filibuster was a turning point and Ted Cruz continued that with his strong questioning of Senator Feinstein. We won.