The NY Daily News is reporting that Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader and in charge of setting the agenda in the Senate, will not be putting forward any new gun control measures for the remainder of the 2013 session. Harry made the announcement in front of the Moms Demand Action gun control advocacy group, who were no doubt quite displeased with the news . . .
Joe Biden, along with Pat Toomey and Joe Mancin who pushed their flawed “universal background check” amendment, had been screaming that the other side was softening in their opposition, and were clamoring for a re-do. But, happy Harry throwing in the towel puts the lie to all that. It was yet another effort designed to try to pressure other members of congress to change their votes. And not a single senator who opposed the earlier disarmament efforts has publicly announced a change of heart.
But don’t worry, anti-gunners. Harry says it’s just a temporary setback.
“I think sometime next year we’ll revisit that issue. I’m almost certain of it,” Reid (D-Nev.) told the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, according to a reporter for The Nation who was allowed to sit in on the meeting.
Right. Because trying to enact gun control legislation in an election year has always been a proven recipe for success.