Has your senator given an opinion on greater gun control yet? MoJo’s Adam Weinstein is tracking them all.
Barely 48 hours after the Newtown massacre, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced that she’d introduce “a bill to ban assault weapons” on day one of the next congressional session. “It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession,” she said on Meet the Press. “And it will ban the same for big clips, drums, or strips of more than 10 bullets.”
So far, only a few of her colleagues have dared to weigh in. But all of them will be under pressure to do so, and Mother Jones is tracking all of their responses—99 sitting senators*, 12 members-elect, and one member-designate.
- Number of senators who support a ban (as of December 18): 28
- Number of senators who might support a ban: 7
- Number of senators who oppose a ban: 4
- Number of senators (and senators-elect) who haven’t commented yet: 73
If your senator hasn’t made a statement yet, you might want to send them an email.