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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wants More Votes On Gun Bills

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gun control activists have doubled down on their efforts to gain ground on Capitol Hill.

Anti-gun groups sponsored by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are trying to convince Congress to enact their proposals by any means necessary. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants to help them do just that.

 

In a news report, Reid said that he wants to call for a vote on so-called “universal” background check legislation. The article noted that Reid said he had no expectation the legislation would pass, but the vote would help “send a message” and highlight the differences between the two parties when it comes to gun control.

 

The current push by the anti-gunners is all the more disingenuous in light of the fact that some anti-gun activists themselves have acknowledged that their proposed “solutions” won’t work as advertised. In June, Mark Glaze, the former executive director of Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, admitted that “nothing we have to offer” would prevent the sort of high-profile crimes that are exploited to push the anti-gun agenda.

 

As Majority Leader, Reid controls the Senate agenda, and his anti-gun crusade poses an ongoing threat to our liberties. Gun owners and nra members need to send their own message by voting in new pro-gun allies this November to force a change in Senate leadership.

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