Assault Weapon Ban Removed from National Gun Bill

Senate Democrats have removed a proposal to ban assault weapons from coming gun legislation according to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Memphis Business Journal reports that California Senator Diane Feinstein will offer the ban as an amendment to the gun legislation. Senator Dick Durbin said Reid did not believe there were enough votes to reach 60 needed to overcome a filibuster with a ban on assault-style weapons in the legislation.