As Colorado Democrats charge ahead with enacting some of the most
ridiculous stringent gun control policies in the county, Democrats in the U.S. Senate are reigning in their far left legislators. Today, Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper is set to sign the gun control bills that (barely) passed through the Democrat-controlled Colorado House and Senate, but just yesterday U.S. Senate Democrats axed an assault weapons ban introduced by California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Her version of the ban would have outlawed 157 different types of guns or magazines. Politico reported on the decision that may have been made for political reasons. According to Politico:
“Reid’s decision highlights the tightrope walked by the majority leader in governing the gun control issue. Trapped between the White House and rank-and-file Democrats who support broad gun control legislation following the shootings last December in Newtown, Conn., Reid must also be mindful of red-state Democrats up for reelection in 2014 who favor gun rights.”
It would appear that the Senators perhaps have more sense than their local counterparts. Or, perhaps, it’s simply the curse of Democrat Rep. Ed Perlmutter, whose support is destined to sink any bill. From his letter of support for the assault weapons ban:
“[Perlmutter] has been coordinating closely with members of the House and Sen. Dianne Feinstein to prepare a responsible bill to enact an assault weapons ban which will outlaw the future sale of assault weapons while respecting the 2nd Amendment rights of responsible gun owners by exempting many firearms used for sport, hunting and personal defense.”
But Perlmutter wasn’t the only Colorado legislator who supported the assault weapons ban. Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Udall also told Fox31’s Eli Stokols that he supported the assault weapons ban back in January:
“I’ve come to the conclusion that military style weapons really don’t have any place in our society. We ought to reinstate the assault weapons ban that served us well for 10 years from 1994 to 2004.”
We only can imagine the conversations now between Udall and the Democrats who asked him to support their over-the-top bill and, then, left him twisting in the wind.