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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:54 PM

Reid Declines To Endorse Feinstein's Assault-Weapons Ban

By Alexander Bolton - 01/29/13 03:08 PM ET

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 it.”


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Reply Reid Declines To Endorse Feinstein's Assault-Weapons Ban (Original post)
Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #1
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #2
Cosmocat Feb 2013 #16
still_one Jan 2013 #3
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #13
davidpdx Feb 2013 #18
bigdarryl Jan 2013 #4
NOVA_Dem Jan 2013 #6
NOVA_Dem Jan 2013 #5
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #7
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #14
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #8
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #9
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #10
EastKYLiberal Jan 2013 #11
nick of time Jan 2013 #12
Downtown Hound Feb 2013 #15
Filibuster Harry Feb 2013 #17
TroyD Feb 2013 #19

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. There is a political exposure here that people just don't get

there are HOUSE democrats who want NOTHING to do with any kind of firearm legislation.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:14 PM

2. No better than Repukes, or the NRA,

in my book then.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:52 AM

16. If you want the Rs to have an EVEN BIGGER majority

in the House, then proceed with that line of thinking.

That is what we are talking about here.

Democrats holding seats in districts that, based on this issue, will only result in republican's picking up the seat if they sign off any gun legislation.

Look, I don't like it, either.

All people want is some reasonable regulation of assault weapons, high capacity magazines, back ground checks.

It is truly sad we can't even see these things implemented, but, until this country finally gets fed up with smiling while downing the shit sandwiches the Rs dish up, it is what it is.

But, make no mistake, any D in a House district who knows he or she will end up facing millions in dollars in ads about taking guns next year, they aren't going to be replaced by a bleeding heart liberal. The district they would be in would end up going republican.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:17 PM

3. So feinstein supported no filibuster so her assault weapon ban would not stand a chance. Both

Feinstein and Reid are all talk with little substance


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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:05 PM

13. That's what I just thought.

Even if he knew that the bill would not pass the Senate Reid could at least show some type of leadership by standing by it. He just does not want to piss the NRA off. Feinstein just helped hammer the nails to her bill's coffin by voting against reform so she is just talking crap imo.

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:00 AM

18. +1

I've been saying this since just before the filibuster reform fell flat on its face. For Feinstein to support one, but not the other doesn't make much sense. The partisan gridlock is going to continue in the Senate and the House will be like a drunk uncle who can't walk or talk straight.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:21 PM

4. Reid has got to be primaried next time around

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:40 PM

6. Tom Daschle and now Harry Reid...

When are we going to pick a leader whose not a blue dog?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:37 PM

5. Profile in courage. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:40 PM

7. "would be well advised to read the legislation before they determine how they’re going to vote"

They're suppose to read legislation before they vote on it? Is that a new policy?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:42 PM

14. It does help...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:49 PM

8. We will be lucky to get background checks for all transfers

Expecting more is silly.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:53 PM

9. The NRA needs to be destroyed.

Their lack of credibility needs to be put out to for everyone to see.

Reid is scared of the NRA.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:03 PM

10. Of course. Now we know why he caved on filibuster reform. Jerk! I'm starting to really dislike Harry

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:17 PM

11. Fucking coward. nt

 

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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:27 PM

12. Not a coward.

 

Pragmatic. He already knows that there's very little chance of it passing the Senate with 6 red state Dem. Senators voicing opposition to it and no chance in the repuke controlled House.
And Feinstein pretty much scuttled her chance of it passing by refusing to vote for true filibuster reform, namely, the talking filibuster.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:57 AM

15. Funny how it doesn't seem to matter if the Democrats are in the minority

or have a legislative super-majority like they did a few years ago. No matter what, there's always an excuse why legislation like this never passes.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:47 PM

17. This is sad for this country when grown ups -- yeah grown ups from both parties --

are so afraid of passing legislation which could save lives. The world is laughing at us and we do deserve it.
How many more people have to be killed or how many more towns have to be affected before these grownups come to their senses? Newtown doesn't mean a damn thing to them if NOTHING IS DONE!!!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:43 AM

19. This is unacceptable behavior from the Senate Majority Leader and sends a bad message

But it seems that Reid got scared from the race the Republicans gave him in 2010.

I wish he'd realize that he is not up for another 4 years and that Nevada is changing politically and demographically and he does not need to be as afraid of the Republicans or the NRA.

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