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Reid Remarks On The Anniversary Of The Newtown School Shooting

“They were six and seven years old. But although their years were few, the lives they touched are many.” “I am proud of how hard my caucus fought this year to pass safeguards that would keep guns out of the hands of felons and people with severe mental illnesses. I am proud of my vote…


Bipartisan Legislation Would Strengthen Background Checks

At a press conference on Thursday, April 11, 2013, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) unveiled bipartisan legislation to strengthen and enhance background checks for new purchasers of firearms. The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act was also co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL). To read the…


Reid Statement On Gun Violence Bill

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement tonight: “Later tonight, I will start the process of bringing a bill to reduce gun violence to the Senate floor. This bill will include the provisions on background checks, school safety and gun trafficking reported by the Judiciary Committee. I hope negotiations will continue…