And let’s remember what the sponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein, said on January 27th of this year:
“There will be a package put together. If assault weapons is left out of the package…I’ve been assured by the majority leader I will be able to do it as an amendment on the floor, which is the way I did it in 1993. So, that doesn’t particularly bother me.”
And it shouldn’t bother us either.
It’s a flat out lie. “We removed the objectionable parts of this bill, so you can vote for it, knowing we’re going to amend it later to put the objectionable material back in”.
It’s important that they can NOT get the votes necessary to put even the shell in place. Once that’s ‘approved’, they can tack on all sorts of fun things and get it done in the middle of the night. Think of how the ‘86 laws got ‘passed’. They didn’t, it was illegal, used tricks to get things shoved in without people actually ‘voting’ on it giving politicians “cover”.
They will push this in any way they can. It’s not dead, it never has been. Even if it is room temperature, there are plenty of other lines of attack.