WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says his party has tried everything to get gun control legislation through Congress and still keeps losing to the National Rifle Association.
The Nevada Democrat suggests that maybe Democrats themselves are to blame for the failures — or maybe the American people are "gullible," even after multiple mass shootings.
The comments from Reid in an interview with The Associated Press reflect deep frustrations in his conference, where some lawmakers are perturbed over congressional inaction on guns. Several attempts by Democrats to force votes on the issue this month failed to garner even a Senate majority in favor of background checks or keeping suspected terrorists from buying guns.
Reid himself was once an NRA ally.