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.
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."