Tiahrt amendment stays in place
Pro-gun Demos teamed with Reps to keep it in place. Sounds like the debate got a bit hot:
"The committee chairman, Rep. David Obey _ a liberal Democrat representing a rural Wisconsin district _ said the issue was only marginally related to gun rights. He opposed the efforts to ease the data restrictions.
But Obey lashed out at both the NRA, which failed to endorse him in his most recent race despite his pro-gun rights record, and Bloomberg. He said the mayor's representatives came to his office and threatened to run television ads attacking him."
[Hat tip to reader Bill Taggart]