Texomans React: Senate Democrats Dropping Ban on Assault Weapons - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Texomans React: Senate Democrats Dropping Ban on Assault Weapons

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Sherman Ranks High Among Similar Districts in Texas

    Sherman Ranks High Among Similar Districts in Texas

    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Sherman ISD is spelling out their recent testing success. According to a release issued Wednesday, when compared to 18 other districts in Texas, all of similar size and makeupMore >>
    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Sherman ISD is spelling out their recent testing success. According to a release issued Wednesday, when compared to 18 other districts in Texas, all of similar size and makeupMore >>
  • Bonham Woman Indicted On 33 Counts of Forgery

    Bonham Woman Indicted On 33 Counts of Forgery

    FANNIN COUNTY, TX -- A Texoma grand jury has indicted a Bonham woman on 33 counts of forgery.  Jeri Flanery is also facing one theft charge.  The fannin county district attorney's office says it happened over 





    More >>
    FANNIN COUNTY, TX -- A Texoma grand jury has indicted a Bonham woman on 33 counts of forgery.  Jeri Flanery is also facing one theft charge.  The fannin county district attorney's office says it happened over 




    More >>
  • Mosquito Sample Taken In Denison Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

    Mosquito Sample Taken In Denison Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

    DENISON, TX -- After going all year without a single detection, a group of mosquitoes in Grayson County has now tested positive for West Nile Virus.More >>
    DENISON, TX -- After going all year without a single detection, a group of mosquitoes in Grayson County has now tested positive for West Nile Virus.More >>

ARDMORE, OK-- The ban will be left off laws set to take form sometime this week

According to several reports, Democratic leaders said they dropped the ban on assault type weapons because they said it doesn't have a chance of passing.

Gun control has been a big topic following the Sandy Hook massacre on December 14th.

According to reports Democratic leaders said that in order to bring up a bill for consideration it requires all senators to agree.

Leaders said that if at least one person objects, it requires 60 votes to make the process move forward.

Several Ardmore residents had mixed emotions about the ban failing to make it to congress.

"I definitely see the pros and cons either way they would have gone. I really don't think the normal average American should have to carry an assault weapon, but I do believe we have the right to carry whatever gun we want to protect ourselves or to go hunting," said Lyndsey Oaks.

"I don't really have a problem with it. I think that a lot of the stuff that they're doing right now has been kind of whipped into tempest when it doesn't need to be," said Ken Chancellor.

The senate will still vote on banning of assault weapons, but only as an amendment to a larger gun bill.