Sen. Reid Shelves Expanded Gun - Purchase Backround Check LegislationSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 17:55
Sen. Reid Shelves Expanded Gun - Purchase Backround Check Legislation
By David Sherfinski-The Washington Times | Thursday, April 18, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday he’s placing expanded gun-purchase background checks on ice, bringing a sudden halt to a months-long debate as he and other gun control advocates nevertheless vowed to fight another day.
Mr. Reid said Thursday that after speaking with President Obama, the best option going forward after the measure was defeated in the Senate Wednesday was to “hit pause” and regroup.
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“This will allow Senators to keep negotiating,” he said. “We’re going to come back to this bill.”