The Hill: Gun control push coming in Senate on Thursday

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Senate Democrats are planning to unveil a new gun-control proposal on Thursday in the wake of a shooting at a community college in Oregon.

“We’ve had a number of meetings today with Democratic senators,” Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters. “So we’re going to move forward. We have a program. We’re going to do some press on this on Thursday.”

Asked about what his new program would include, Reid declined to get into details, saying, “We’re going to make sure this is inclusive, that all my caucus is involved in this, and we’re not going to outline stuff here today.”

The remarks come a day after the Democratic leader¬†slammed¬†his Republican colleagues from the Senate floor, calling them “puppets” of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“I’ve started to reach out to senators in talking about what can be done to advance the cause of background checks while Republicans are in charge for the next year or so,” Reid said on Monday. “One thing is clear, to pass background checks, we need Republicans to stop acting as puppets of the NRA.”
The new push comes after a gunman killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., late last week.

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