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Reid wants to force vote on ban of gun ownership

Posted at 4:28 PM, Dec 03, 2015

Sen. Harry Reid has introduced an amendment which would ban gun ownership by people convicted of misdemeanors under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances, a 1994 law meant to prevent violence and harassment at abortion clinics.

The bill was in response to last week's shootings at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, according to Politico.com.

After the shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Reid took to Twitter to say that the Senate Democrats plan to force a vote on the amendment.

Reid also released a statement about the recent shootings on Wednesday which read in part:

“Gun violence has become a cancer on this nation. We are better than this. Too often we are turning on our televisions to scenes of horror like those we are witnessing today. This madness must stop.

Click here to read the full statement.