Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Gun bill must include expanded background checks: Reid
Posted : Thursday, 21 March 2013 05:45PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday that any gun-control bill that passes his chamber must include President Barack Obama's call to expand background checks for prospective buyers of firearms.
In a brief statement, Reid voiced hope that an elusive bipartisan deal on background checks can soon be reached. The Senate is to begin consideration of gun legislation when Congress returns on April 8 from its Easter break.
(Reporting By Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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