The Hill has an interesting story talking about the dynamic. Supposedly Feinstein has been throwing a fit at the idea that her wide-ranging ban on semi-autos may be a political non-starter. She’s insisting on it.
Bloomberg is unlikely to be shy if Senate Democrats do not go all out to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. Former President George W. Bush backed the reinstatement of the ban, but like Obama in his first term, he did not press Congress to act.
Obama will huddle with Senate Democrats at their retreat in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday.
Gun control supporters are funding a new advertising campaign to pressure some Democrats.
This is what’s it’s like facing people with real money, and willing to put it behind races.