At least six of the 55 senators in the Democratic caucus have expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.
Gosh, HOOCUDDANODE? And guess what, they're all red state Dems: Tester and Baucus of Montana, Begich of Alaska, Heitkamp of North Dakota, and of course, Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
In other words, if you thought for a second that Blue Dogs like Heitkamp and Manchin were going to actually risk their pristine A ratings from the NRA over silly nonsense like "What the people want", you really are nuts.
This is why the Dems don't even have a majority in the Senate, frankly.
[UPDATE] Greg Sargent makes the point that the AWB 2.0 was always doomed, but universal background checks may actually pass.