Harry Reid says assault weapons ban is doomed

It would be an iffy proposition in the Senate to pass a ban on "assault weapons," and would have no chance in the House, says the Majority Leader. TPM: The Democratically-controlled U.S. Senate will not be a free-for-all of new gun regulations following the shooting at Sandy Hook, according to Majority Leader Harry Reid. Instead, Senators will focus on passing legislation that can move through the Republican-controlled House, Reid said. That could spell doom for an assault weapons ban. Speaking on Nevada Week In Review, a news show on the PBS affiliate in Las Vegas, Reid said there's no real chance of a new ban passing the House. "Is it something that can pass the Senate? Maybe. Is it something that can pass the House? I doubt it," he said in video of the program provided to TPM by Vegas PBS. "So I think there are things that we know we can do." The National Rifle Association has praised Reid in the past for his opposition to the assault weapons ban, as well as his...(Read Full Post)