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What’s the Hold Up Diane?
Posted February 1st, 2013

 

[Update -- as of Monday, February 4, 11 days after it was first submitted, the bill has been posted on www.thomas.gov]


S. 150, California Senator Diane Feinstein’s bill to ban assault weapons, has yet to be posted to the Library of Congress website a week after it was first introduced.

Usually bills are posted to the Library of Congress’ website www.thomas.gov within a day or two of introduction. Considering Feinstein’s bill is one of the most hotly debated in America right now, its absence is a surprise.

Though the government has yet to post the bill at the Library of Congress, you can still read it at Feinstein’s personal Senate website.

http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=9a9270d5-ce4d-49fb-9b2f-69e69f517fb4

The bill would outlaw the production and sale of 157 types of weapons currently in circulation and limit ammunition to 10-round clips, among other provisions.

Contrary to public perception fostered by the mainstream media, Feinstein did not begin her gun control push following the Sandy Hook massacre, but rather in early November immediately after President Obama’s reelection.

Feinstein’s bill is not likely to become law, especially considering Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is out of step with his liberal colleagues on the issue. Reid is on good terms with the National Rifle Association, something which is considered a must in Nevada politics.