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Mon Oct 5, 2015, 06:29 PM Oct 2015

Harry Reid: Republicans Are 'Acting As Puppets For The NRA' [View all]

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Four days after a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) questioned lawmakers' willingness to act to prevent similar attacks in the future.

"A broken heart really isn’t enough, is it?" Reid asked on the Senate floor Monday evening.

Reid expressed sorrow over the attack on Umpqua Community College -- which left 10 people dead, including the gunman -- but charged that the U.S. has become "desensitized" to such killings. He added that the reality of gun violence across the country "is not only shocking, it’s pathetic."

"If we don’t take action, we are equally responsible for these innocent deaths as the sick individuals who plot and carry out these horrific massacres," Reid said. "I’ve started to reach out to senators and talking about what can be done to advance the cause of background checks while Republicans are in charge for next year or so. But one thing is clear, to pass background checks, we need Republicans to stop acting as puppets for the NRA."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-reid-nra_5612e3abe4b0baa355aceb7d

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US Republican Congress Brought and paid for by the NRA and Koch Bros. kimbutgar Oct 2015 #1
Here they come. Kingofalldems Oct 2015 #2
Sure do rockfordfile Oct 2015 #3
Republicans are the ones who need to feel some burn....maybe this time the nation will not be Fred Sanders Oct 2015 #4
Perfectly stated. WIProgressive88 Oct 2015 #6
While majority leader, senator Reid did what? yeoman6987 Oct 2015 #5
He has a split record here, rated 'B' by the NRA IDemo Oct 2015 #8
Well then I guess we need to clean our sandbox before yeoman6987 Oct 2015 #11
He better be careful, he might lose his "B" rating with the NRA. hughee99 Oct 2015 #9
Still good reminder yeoman6987 Oct 2015 #13
its time maindawg Oct 2015 #7
PIMPS, not puppets Skittles Oct 2015 #10
Blah blah blah demwing Oct 2015 #12
And 2013 with filibuster reform, GGJohn Oct 2015 #14
There was REAL skullduggary in that move, eh? Plucketeer Oct 2015 #15
I'll never understand why the Dems, who had the majority in the Senate, GGJohn Oct 2015 #17
It truly IS a mystery Plucketeer Oct 2015 #18
My theory is that there was a back room deal between Reid and McConnell. GGJohn Oct 2015 #19
I'd not be so bold as to say WHO got the crappier deal Plucketeer Oct 2015 #23
Another pro-Democratic Party leader being attacked at DU for attacking the NRA? Fred Sanders Oct 2015 #16
Based on the B rating, the NRA loves Reid more than they do avowed gun nut, Bernie Sanders. frylock Oct 2015 #20
If Reid is good on guns Z_California Oct 2015 #21
Well DUH, Harry. SoapBox Oct 2015 #22
Shout it from the MT. top riversedge Oct 2015 #24
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