five Republicans who had voted for the "assault weapons ban" in 2004 (Judd Gregg, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, George Voinovich, and Dick Lugar)
LoL! That "esteemed" group have taken a beating since 2004, I think Susan Collins is the only one left in the new Senate.
posted on 12/20/2012 9:00:57 AM PST
So far, Scott Brown is the only Republican senator who has publicly come out to support renewal of the Assault Weapons Ban (but who cares? he will be gone before it ever makes it to the floor). We will probably lose Collin's and Kirk, but gain at least several of the seven red state democrats that are up in 2014 (Begich in Alaska, Baucas in Montana etc) I honestly don't see how that the democrats can get 50 votes, let alone the 60 needed to break a filibuster. (It appears the Reid has dropped his attempts to change the filibuster rule, due to resistance from his own party)
posted on 12/20/2012 9:07:16 AM PST
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