An assault weapons ban won’t be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban’s chances of survival now are all but hopeless.
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.
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.
California’s senior U.S. Senator is one of many local lawmakers who denounced the National Rifle Association’s call for armed police officers in every school on Friday.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s daughter is retiring after 12 years as a California judge.
The three members of the Senate Intelligence committee – Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and John McCain – told the president and CEO of Sony that he has an obligation to say that torture in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was fiction and not based on fact.