She tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that "I'm ready for a good fight".
Dianne Feinstein (D) announced Monday that she will run for re-election next year. "It can't be changed by another president". "I have nobody lined up, we have 38 cosponsors, they're all Democratic", she said.
Her comments come after the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival last week that killed more than 50 people and injured 500. She says changing regulations aren't enough and that Congress must pass a law to ensure permanent changes.
Should Feinstein win and remain in her seat through 2022, she would become the longest-serving senator in California history, passing Hiram Johnson, who served 28 years starting in 1917. "I hope Americans will step up and say enough is enough - Congress, do something". Her legislation got a significant boost on Thursday: The National Rifle Association - a longtime Feinstein adversary - said it supported "additional regulations" on the mechanism.
He also said the federal Government should enforce, in the first instance, the existing laws in this regard.
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