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McConnell Doubts Reid's Commitment to Gun Control

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McConnell questioned whether Reid, who has opposed the assault weapons ban in the past, was committed to bringing a gun measure to the Senate floor.

After the hearing, we have to roll up our sleeves in the committee and go to work. Weve got to take a starting bill and go through the amendment process. How many times have we heard on the floor Well, this hasnt even had a hearing! Durbin said. Well have our hearing, and thats the beginning of the process.

The more liberal contingent also includes New York Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the no. 3 member of Reids leadership team, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Shes talked to me about her assault weapons ban the new one she believes in it fervently and I admire her for that, Reid said when asked specifically if he would vote for Feinsteins bid to revive the expired assault weapons prohibition. Ill take a look at that.

Were going to have votes on all kinds of issues dealing with guns, and I think everyone would be well-advised to read the legislation before they determine how theyre going to vote for it, he added.

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