Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) referred to the gun control package in the Senate as “anti-gun legislation” this morning, noted NationalReview.com (video below).
“On the anti-gun legislation before the Senate, we are making good progress on the effort to schedule a series of votes on amendments to the anti-gun-violence legislation before the Senate,” said Sen. Reid.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who opposes the gun control bill, tweeted on Twitter: "Freudian slip? Sen. Harry Reid calls bill 'anti-gun legislation.'"
Democrats have four Republicans on board, but still not the 60 votes required to pass the bi-partisan bill that was written Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
If the bill passes the Senate, an even tougher battle is expected in the House, which is controlled by Republicans.
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No guns are banned in the bill, but an extended background check is included.
According to a new poll by ABC News and the Washington Post, 86 percent of Americans "support extending background checks to gun sales at gun shows and online."