Looks like both Pelosi and Reid are making it clear:
“Senator Reid would oppose an effort (to) reinstate the ban if the Senate were to vote on it in the future,” Manley told The Hill in an e-mail late Thursday night.
It was not immediately clear whether Reid would block the bill from the Senate, but his opposition casts serious doubt on its chances. Also, Manley noted that Reid voted against the ban in 1994 and again when it expired in 2004.
Don’t let this lull you into a sense of complacency.Â We still have enemies in the Senate.Â Diane Feinstein is vowing to continue fighting for a new assault weapons ban.Â She won’t stop.Â The progressives are formulating a plan to start replacing moderate and blue dog Democrats with solid progressives, and they will raise millions of dollars to do so.Â The 2010 midterms are going to be vitally important.