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Sen. Reid blames GOP for gun measures not passing

Posted at 8:15 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 23:15:37-04

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is blaming Republicans after four new gun control proposals, prompted by the Orlando shooting, were voted down Tuesday in the Senate.

He said it's time for the GOP to protect people and not the National Rifle Association.

"Public safety demands a solution that prevents dangerous people from possessing weapons. The NRA exists solely as a fundraising vehicle for more guns, more bullets, and fewer safeguards," Reid said. "So it's time for Republicans in Congress to defend the people who sent them to Washington in the first place. It's time for Republicans to tell the NRA enough murder, enough carnage, enough guns."

Reid cited a CNN poll that found 55 percent of Americans favor stricter gun laws.

Republicans said instead of more gun control, the focus should be on fighting terrorism.