Annie get your gun

31 Jan

gun-control-sizedSenator Dianne Feinstein’s bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines is headed for a quiet death.

Want proof?

Just look at how many people are not talking about it.

Last week, Joe Biden didn’t mention it after a two-hour meeting with cabinet heads and Virginia officials on how to curb gun violence.

On Tuesday, Harry Reid wouldn’t endorse the legislation.

And yesterday, as he opened the first congressional hearing on gun violence, Patrick Leahy focused on background checks, not assault rifles.

When the vice president, Senate majority leader and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman will barely mention a bill, let alone endorse it, it’s usually a goner.

So here’s what’s likely to happen.

Feinstein offers her ban as an amendment to a larger gun-violence package; it fails and the world moves on.

Either that, or Feinstein gets people talking about her bill – and fast.

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