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These would be the three gun bills passed out of committee last week. Likely three bills - but could be two.

Unlikely to pass the senate. If it does, it will be with a Dem stand alone vote with defections..... hard to get passage with any defections.

That is why you are reading (or should be reading) about the efforts to bring one or two A or B NRA rated Rep senators on board.




McCain emerges as key senator in expanding background checks


http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/28997...kground-checks-
 

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<span style="font-weight: bold">President Obama will hit the road </span>to rally Senate support for new gun controls in coming weeks, <span style="font-weight: bold">seeking to frame upcoming votes on an assault weapons ban and universal background checks as tests of political courage for skittish Democrats.</span>


White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that Obama would <span style="font-weight: bold">travel the country in the coming weeks </span>to rally support for the proposals, ...


Earnest said Obama was "pleased" with plans announced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) last week to hold a vote on gun control legislation when Congress returns from Easter break.


Reid's bill includes expanded background checks, funding for school security and new penalties for those straw purchasing guns, but it does not include an assault weapons ban. <span style="font-weight: bold">Instead, Reid has promised to hold a vote on banning certain semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines as an amendment to the overall bill. </span>...



Reid has cautioned that, although he will allowed the assault weapons ban to be offered as an amendment, it has little chance of being approved...


And New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) .......“We've been fighting since 2007 to get a vote. We are going to have a vote for sure on assault weapons and we're going to have a vote on background checks,” Bloomberg said Sunday on "Meet the Press."


On Monday, Earnest said he did not know whether the White House had coordinated with Bloomberg on that effort, but he noted that the New York City mayor and Vice President Biden had spoken in recent weeks.

"We certainly have been in touch with Mayor Bloomberg, as we have been with a range of individuals," Earnest said. ......


http://thehill.com/homenews/administrati...age-on-the-road
 
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