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Reid Downplays Chances for Assault Gun Ban
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Quote:By Niels Lesniewski
Roll Call Staff
Jan. 14, 2013, 4:23 p.m.



Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a Nevada television station Friday that the Senate is unlikely to pass an assault weapons ban or a radical revamp of filibuster rules.

But the Democratic leader was optimistic about changes to immigration laws, noting that it will be the chamber’s top priority this year.

In the interview that aired on Vegas PBS this weekend, Reid, a gun rights supporter, struck a pragmatic tone on gun control measures.

“Let’s be realistic. In the Senate, we’re going to do what we think can get through the House. And I’m not going to be going through a bunch of these gyrations just to say we’ve done something because if we’re really legislators, the purpose of it is to pass legislation,” Reid said.

He said he wants to see what President Barack Obama wants to do by administrative means. Reid also expressed reservations about legislation to outlaw assault weapons, a measure that he has long opposed.

“Is it something that can pass the Senate? Maybe. Is it something that can pass the House? I doubt it,” Reid said. “So I think there are things that we know we can do.”

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I still don't trust Reid, but it is also possible that the NRA had an "unofficial sit-down" with him. My money is on the former.
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As evil as OMao is, Reid is as slimy.
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#4
Well duh! Of course the very few who were right will be dismissed and those always wrong hailed as insightful. Carry on Smile
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I wouldn't trust anything Reid says.
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I wouldn't believe Harry Reid even if he said "Good Morning"! And I'd count my fingers and check my watch after shaking hands with him too!
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I have faith in Harry. The NRA likes him and he has been a good on 2A issues. Unlike Boehner, he isn't going to waste time on something that won't get through the other house. That can only be good for our side.
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When it all boils down, they are all politicians!
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I don't trust it.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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Yeah, if Harry's lips are moving you can be pretty much assured that there is a lot of bullshit coming from him.
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