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Dianne Feinstein: ‘Not going to lay down and play dead’ on gun ban

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein says her ban on assault-type weapons is far from dead. Just because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid denied its inclusion in the Democratic Party gun bill doesn't mean she's dropping it, she said, as Breitbart reported.

"This is very important to me. And I'm not going to lay down and play dead," she said, in Breitbart. And CNN reported further: "I think the American people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. It's aimed to protect children, to protect schools and malls ... Not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust as I would see it."

On Monday, Mr. Reid said she would still have "an opportunity for a vote" on her bill, Politico reported.

"What Sen. Reid told me is that I would have an opportunity for a vote," she said, as reported by Politico. "I take him at his word. I told him also that it would be my intention to separate out the prohibition on the future manufacture, transfer, sales, possession of large ammunition-feeding devices of more than 10 bullets. I asked him if this could be part of a package. He said, 'No.' And I took away from that meeting the belief that we would have a vote on the full bill, and a vote on ammunition-feeding devices of more than 10 bullets."

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