Details are a bit vague of the specific amendments, but an agreement was reached to allow limited debate & consideration for several amendments. An assault weapons extension was one of them. Also troubling was something concerning
Again, no specifics on the amendments themselves but a deal has been cut. Sen. Craig who had so eloquently argued against an assault weapons ban extension earlier today was one of the ones who brokered the deal. He also mentioned that there were enough votes to pass some of the amendments.
Burn up the phones. Slightly different message:
Any law limiting or restricting firearms &/or ammunition will result in a withdrawal of support for the party.
Any law limiting or restricting firearms &/or ammunition will result in a withdrawal of support for the NRA & its affiliates.
The Senate is adjourned until 9 a.m. tomorrow.
* Originally I thought it was Frist offering the "cop killer bullets" bill, but several people corrected me.
This is the bill with a few possible amendments at the bottom.
This post at The High Road by Bartholomew Roberts has more detail about the Senate schedule.
Looks like this is going to stretch out until Tuesday.