Washington Post said:
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he’s unsure whether he will support a ban on assault weapons and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition magazines, but voiced support for increased background checks on firearm purchases in an interview that aired Sunday.
“I didn’t vote for the assault weapons last time because it was — didn’t make sense. But I’ll take a look at it,” Reid said in an interview on ABC News’ “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.”
The Nevada Democrat, who is recipient of a “B” rating from the National Rifle Association, sounded a supportive note when it came to a proposal for universal background checks for gun purchases. ”We need to increase that. I’m still a supporter of the Second Amendment, but you can do things like that,” he said.