Sen. Harry Reid: ‘Every idea to curb gun violence should be debated’

Not that we’re complaining, mind you, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been taking a beating from both sides of the ideological spectrum lately. Reid, who recently earned a “B” rating from the NRA, angered many when he said that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s sweeping assault weapon ban would not be part of the Democratic gun bill to be sent to the Senate floor. Tonight, though, Reid is proclaiming that every idea that might curb gun violence — including an assault weapon ban — deserves a vote. Why not these?

@SenatorReid Every idea? Stronger use of capital punishment for murderers? Will you be proposing a vote on that? Extended concealed carry?

— Philocamillus (@Philocamillus) April 8, 2013

@SenatorReid How about declaring concealed carry permit license requirements unconstitutional? @sayuncleblog #Libertarian #TCOT #TLOT

— Austrian Anarchy (@AustrianAnarchy) April 8, 2013

.@SenatorReid how about banning the deadly "gun-free zones?" or is that too logical for you?

— Darth Bluto (@TheBluto) April 8, 2013

@SenatorReid How about this idea: don't try and disarm me, as I'm not a criminal, unlike others, who tend to disregard the law. #senility

— Crosby Swanson (@Tungman) April 8, 2013

@SenatorReid then give law abiding citizens free guns and ammunition…we give out free birth control, call it criminal control.

— joe schmoe (@mattatat138) April 8, 2013

@SenatorReid Criminals wont be stopped by the proposed laws, why not try to catch current criminals b4 making new ones? #commonsense

— joe schmoe (@mattatat138) April 8, 2013

@SenatorReid So, I guess that would include censoring hollywood and gaming industries run by 1%ers too. #hypocrite #moron #gop #dems #tcot

— obamavetting2 (@obamavetting2) April 8, 2013

@SenatorReid Gun control isn't the issue, do something about mental illness

— Terry (@nemmiekitty) April 8, 2013

@SenatorReid Oh get real. You don't care about gun violence. You want to control people. Just be honest already.

— Leah (@oooitsleah) April 8, 2013

Someone tell KKOH radio that Reid wants every idea debated, not shouted down with personal attacks.

.@NewsTalk780KOH tweeted this crap and then tried to delete it and hide it. Too late, jerk.

— Leah (@oooitsleah) April 8, 2013

@NewsTalk780KOH Hi. I'm a teacher. Read the bio, genius. I have HUGE problems with little children left defenseless. @SenatorReid

— Leah (@oooitsleah) April 8, 2013

It wouldn’t be a Harry Reid tweet if it didn’t manage to blame Republicans somehow. Fortunately, Reid picked up the slack in a follow-up post.

There's no reason for blatant GOP obstruction except fear of considering anti-violence proposals in public view

— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) April 8, 2013

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