Assault Weapons Ban
U.S. Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades on Wednesday.
Senator Dianne Feinstein plans to force a Senate vote on her assault weapons ban proposal despite its removal from a broader gun control package being pushed by fellow democrats.
A Senate committee approved an assault weapons ban Thursday on a party-line vote that signaled how difficult it will be for the proposal to survive in the full Senate.
A group of Bay Area moms was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning lobbying Congress in support of the Sen. Feinstein authored assault-weapons ban.
Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a new assault weapons ban at an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, where a father of a victim from the Sandy Hook tragedy testified.
A handful of guns rights supporters gathered in front of California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco office to protest her proposed assault weapons ban. Meanwhile she faces an uphill battle on Capitol Hill to push her assault weapons ban through a senate judiciary committee.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation’s largest gun-rights group.
Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are joining forces with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other key senators, proposing a retooled federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the deadly Newtown school shooting.
A CBS 5 poll of Bay Area residents – taken shortly after the president released his plan – showed significant support for background checks (76%), an assault weapons ban (71%), and ammunition limits (67%).