Feinstein ready to trash your Constitutional rights

But she says she is going to need a lot of help to do it.

The sponsor of an assault weapons ban is conceding that she’ll need lots of help from President Barack Obama and others for the proposal to have a chance of surviving in the Senate.

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee seemed certain to approve the measure Thursday, probably on a party-line vote. But once it reaches the full Senate — probably in April — the measure appears destined for defeat, thanks to opposition by Republicans and some moderate Democrats, as well.

“I’d like to see everybody doing more,” bill sponsor Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday when asked if she’d like more assistance from Obama. “Yes, absolutely, we need help. We have the 800-pound gorilla out there” — a reference to the potent National Rifle Association.

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