Reid: There may be a "path forward" on background checks

"We're going to do our best to get something just as soon as we can," he said

Jillian Rayfield
April 24, 2013 1:38AM (UTC)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., implied that Senate Democrats may have a way forward on gun background checks, following the measure's defeat last week at the hands of a Republican filibuster. "We are working on a path forward," Reid told reporters, according to TPM. "I think we have one, but we're not ready to move on that at this time."

He added: "We're going to do our best to get something just as soon as we can. It's really an issue that I feel very strongly about and the American people do also."



Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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