Dianne Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban bill wasn’t on the approved list of gun control proposals that were passed out of a Senate committee, mainly because there was no chance in hell of it getting the votes it needed. And now, we understand exactly how unpopular this idea of hers was.
Her amendment to the current gun control bill, which would have tacked on her assault weapons ban provisions, failed by a vote of 40 to 60. It didn’t even get a majority of Senators — and 60 votes were required.
This was Feinstein’s best chance of passing her beloved gun control bill, which would have had no effect on crime, but would have infringed on the Second Amendment rights of millions of law-abiding Americans. But that window has finally closed. President Obama was given the vote he asked for, and the votes came up short.