Harry Reid: We Don't Have Time for Gun Control
Meanwhile, lawmakers decide to punt on budget
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 26, 2012 1:31 PM CDT
Harry Reid talks about the yearlong tax cut extension bill Democrats passed by a near party-line 51-48 vote, at the Capitol, July 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Don't expect Congress to tackle gun control in the wake of the Aurora shooting; Harry Reid told reporters today that the Senate's schedule was simply too packed to take on the issue, according to the AP. Reid said he agreed with President Obama's remarks last night, but just couldn’t squeeze such in a debate. Asked if the Senate might tackle guns next year, Reid replied, "Nice try."

What is the Senate so busy doing? Well, not keeping the government running. The current federal budget expires on Sept. 30, but congressional leaders are considering putting off work on a new one until next year. John Boehner aides say he's hoping to pass a six-month stopgap, while Reid favors passing something during the lame-duck session. You would almost think Congress had given up on getting anything done this year.

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Jul 27, 2012 3:47 PM CDT
This is false information. Several senators, including Boxer, Lautenberg, and others; have included an amendment that would place restrictions on weapon magazines that have a capacity over 10. Do not believe these lies. It's a distraction from the truth.
Jul 27, 2012 9:34 AM CDT
This is false. Senator Lautenberg, Moran, Boxer, and others have introduced an amendment to the cyber security bill that would make it illegal to sell or transfer magazines with a capacity higher than 10 rounds. They always have time for gun control. Don't believe this liar.
Jul 27, 2012 6:26 AM CDT
Harry, proper "gun control" doesn't take time, just a stable stance and a steady hand.