As Al said, Reid's bill is eventually the one to watch.
Reid's bill is a shell that covers everything on Obama's wish list. Other bills addressing specific topics can be attached as amendments to Reid's bill and then the whole thing can be amended during floor debate just before a final vote. Reid's bill will be passed because it will be the container for the no-brainer topics such as mental health, training, preparedness, etc. The real question is whether -or what- controversial stuff will slip into the bill.
Just as a point of reference, Feinstein's 1994 AWB bill was inserted as an amendment into Biden's omnibus crime bill, which was itself passed as an amendment in the form of a substitute for a previously passed House bill.
Last edited by gc70; January 25, 2013 at 02:52 AM.
Reason: 1994 ban history