Political Wire: Gun Control and the New Budget

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It's Personal

As the White House argues that voting on gun control legislation should not be politicized, for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid it is very personal. While a state legislator, he authored a bill that requires a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases. “And it is believed that alone has saved the lives of many people," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Sometimes people in a fit of passion will purchase a handgun to do bad things with it, Mr. President, even as my dad did — killed himself. Waiting a few days helps.”

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