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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:17 PM

Reid details positions in gun debate

By Sean Sullivan, Sunday, February 3, 6:33 PM

... While Reid pronounced his support for expanding background checks on gun purchases, he said he was undecided about proposed bans on assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines ...

Reidís support for expanding background checks is a boost to the gun-control measure that appears to stand the best chance of garnering broad support on Capitol Hill. A bipartisan group of senators has been working on a proposal to expand background checks, and polls show that most Americans support mandating background checks for all gun sales. Under current law, sales involving licensed gun dealers require background checks, but those between private citizens do not.

By comparison, itís been much more difficult for gun-control advocates to build consensus around a proposed assault weapons ban, which a group of Democratic lawmakers introduced last month. Itís not just Republicans who are likely to oppose the ban; Democrats facing reelection in conservative states next year could face intense criticism from gun rights groups over a vote in favor of the measure, which might prompt some f them to oppose it ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/reid-details-positions-in-gun-debate/2013/02/03/8535a3b6-6e48-11e2-aa58-243de81040ba_story.html

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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:21 PM

1. Responding without reading:

I don't CARE what Reid says his position is on anything. What he says means nothing.

He has put too much of his lipstick on McConnell's ass for anyone to take him seriously any longer.

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