United States senators next month will consider firearm legislation that may not be as loaded as some would hope.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the gun legislation to be debated next month will not include a ban on assault weapons. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said that including such a ban would reduce the votes needed to overpower the will of Republicans aiming to keep the Senate from considering the matter.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to push an amendment focused on banning military-style weapons, the AP reported, though the Democrat’s proposal does not seem to have enough support behind it.
Some of sought a ban on assault weapons in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. But talk of such a ban has drawn criticism from groups like the National Rifle Association.
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