Harry Reid will reverse course and allow a tough gun bill to be introduced in the Senate.
The Huffington Post reports, "
The liberal website adds:
"Progressives had been bracing themselves for the possibility that a measure expanding background checks, widely considered the most important of President Barack Obama's suggested reforms, would meet the same fate. But Reid will, instead, go to the floor with background checks as part of the baseline legislation.
"Reid will use the background check bill produced by the Senate Judiciary Committee as a starter, the source said. That bill, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), includes a provision that requires records of all gun sales to be maintained. That provision had been a sticking point with Senate Republicans, who have argued that it would serve as a gateway to a federal database of gun owners. In order to keep open the option of securing GOP support, Reid will offer senators the opportunity to amend the language in the background check bill."