LA Times said:
Democrats support it, Republicans don't. Sen. Dianne Feinstein makes a passionate appeal for her legislation, but it's not likely to pass the full Senate.
WASHINGTON — Despite its long odds in the full Senate, a federal ban on assault weapons cleared a Democratic-run committee Thursday on a party-line vote.
"I've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons," the bill's chief sponsor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, told Senate Judiciary Committee colleagues. "How many times does this have to happen?"