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Senate Democrats have pushed to new assault weapons ban through committee.
Two congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel tells us tonight the process.
-- rhetorical shots being fired from both sides.
The Second Amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed before the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a new assault weapons ban by a ten -- -- party line vote -- freshman Texas Republican Ted -- challenge the bill's author Democrat Dianne Feinstein on the constitution a question that I would pose.
Two senior senator from California is what she deem it consistent with a bill of rights.
For congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment.
In the context of the first or Fourth Amendment senate veteran Feinstein was not amused I'm not a six -- Senator I've been on this committee for twenty years I study the constitution myself I'm reasonably well educated.
And I thank you for the lecture those fireworks were not shocking considering the emotion on both sides over gun control.
This legislation is the most controversial of the four consider by the Judiciary Committee following the Newtown Connecticut school shooting.
Which left twenty children and six adults dead.
The measure would ban the manufacture sale and use of 157 firearms it would also limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds.
A leading Republican says it isn't fair to law abiding citizens seeking protection and it's not much satisfaction of say that.
Criminals are going to have access to the whole range weapons that they who have access to -- they don't care about the laws that are passed.
And we're gonna give the American citizen a pea shooter.
To defend themselves with at the White House spokesman Jay Carney described this legislation as an important part of the president's effort to curb gun violence and called for more action.
We urge congress to swiftly vote on and pass this legislation.
And other common sense measures.
Like requiring a background check for all gun purchases and cracking down on gun trafficking and straw purchasing.
There will likely be presidential pressure but there are rural senate Democrats who are not eager to take this vote.
And it isn't going anywhere in the house Bret white -- on the hill Mike thanks.
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