As expected, Diane Feinstein’s federal assault weapons ban bill – the one that she assures Americans won’t take “any weapons away from anybody” – passed out of the Senate judiciary committee today on a 10-8 party line vote. From there it goes to the full Senate for consideration, where it will need 60 votes to pass. DiFi seems to have no illusions about the bill’s ultimate chances of being signed into law. foxnews.com reports that “She knows ‘the road is uphill’ for the legislation, but sought to press her colleagues to consider the bill. ‘Are we going to stand with the thousands of police chiefs and law enforcement officers who do support this bill? Are we going to stand with the victims of gun violence?'” Were those rhetorical questions?