Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has spoken.  It's weak and raspy as always but the majority leader mad it known that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s anti-gun bill that would ban all weapons deemed “assault weapons” has been rejected. 

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Shot down if you will, to the fear of 100 million gun owners voting in the 2014 mid-term elections.

The bill was written in the wake of several high-profile tragedies including the school shooting in Newton and while certainly millions of Americans remain concerned about gun violence, significant opposition has popped up in response to the Democratic anti-gun hardliners and with an election coming in 2014 Reid figured that was one fire fight he didn’t want.

Sometimes it takes a self serving motivation for a senator to do the right thing.