Yesterday, 65 House Democrats (including 2 from Indiana) signed a letter to AG Eric Holder stating their opposition to the renewal or creation of a new Assault Weapons Ban. Read the press release from NRA here. Sebastian has a good run down of the math this creates in the House:
Just to run the math for you, there are 178 Republicans in the House of Representatives under the 111th Congress. It takes 218 votes to pass a bill. That means with 65 Democrats on record as opposing a renewal of the ban, we can afford to lose 28 deadbeat Republicans on the vote, and Pelosi still would not have a majority to pass a renewal.
Now, we’re not out of the woods on this, not by a long shot. If you live in one of the districts represented by a Democrat that signed on to this letter, you need to contact your reps now and thank them for the support of the 2nd Amendment, and continue to maintain contact with that representative’s office so that in the event any sort of ban is proposed, they know on which side their bread is buttered.