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After much debate about the Second Amendment, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally voted in favor of the assault weapons ban.

DETAILS: Home Of The Brave! Senate Committee Passes Gun-Control Legislation

The bill, which is the most controversial of the gun measures introduced since the Sandy Hook massacre, passed on a strictly party-line vote of 10-8. But not before receiving harsh criticism from Republicans on the committee.

In one of the more dramatic exchanges, Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas), questioned Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) about the constitutionality of the bill, which she sponsors.

“The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment?” Cruz asked.

But Feinstein wasn’t backing down.

“I’m not a sixth grader,” Feinstein said in response. “Senator, I’ve been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in, I saw people shot. I’ve looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I’ve seen the bullets that implode. In Sandy Hook, youngsters were dismembered.”

The bill calls for the banning of semi-automatic weapons with at least one military feature and specifically names 157 weapons, which would be prohibited. 

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It additionally bans high-capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

It should see the Senate floor next month.

SOURCE: ABC