Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) got the vote she demanded on her Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.
And as expected, she lost. Big time!
The vote was 40 aye, 60 nay.
I’m a bit surprised that Bob Casey (D-PA) voted FOR the bill. I’m sure that will go over well with all the gun owners and deer hunters in Pennsylvania.
The only thing this vote did was allow some red-state Democrats to claim they voted against gun control. I noted that Kay Hagan and Mary Landrieu who both voted for Manchin-Toomey voted Nay on this.
UPDATE: Below is the roll call vote by position. It tells me two things. First, that there are 40 hard core gun prohibitionists in the Senate. Second, Senate seats that were winnable in 2010 and 2012 by Republicans went to anti-gun Democrats due to weak, ineffectual, or stupid Republican nominees. I’m talking about Wisconsin, Virginia, Delaware, and especially Missouri.
YEAs —40 Baldwin (D-WI)
NAYs —60 Alexander (R-TN)