As previously reported, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid won’t bring Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban legislation to the Senate floor as part of a larger gun control package but rather will give her an opportunity to offer it as an amendment. Why? Reid couldn’t round up even 40 votes for the darn thing. Feinstein, who says this legislation is “very important to her,” said on CNN yesterday that it will be a betrayal to her if Reid doesn’t bring up the legislation for a vote. Apparently, Feinstein left a meeting with Reid yesterday confident a vote would be held on the full legislation, not just as an amendment. She also repeated her goal of “drying up the supply” of semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and other handguns included in the legislation.

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