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April 18, 2013

Reid: Time to "hit a pause" on gun control bill

The Senate will put aside gun control legislation for awhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

"I've spoken with the president. He and I agree that the best way to keep working toward passing a background check bill is to hit a pause and freeze the background check bill," Reid, D-Nevada, told Senate colleagues.

He insisted the bill will be back, and senators will once again be allowed to offer amendments. He gave no timetable.

"We're going to have time to work on what people want to do before we come back to this," he said. "And it will give  opponents an opportunity to decide what they want to do when we get back on this."

And, he added, "it will give antigun advocates time to make their voices heard by Republican senators."

 

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