Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to meet with Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Joe Manchin in the next week to discuss the possibility of reviving the Senate’s dormant gun control legislation.
Reid told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that he spoke to Biden on Monday and the two will meet in person next week. Reid also spoke with Manchin (D-W.Va.), a key architect of a failed background check amendment along with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).
The Nevada Democrat didn’t tip his hand on whether or not the Senate will try to pursue another gun bill after the efforts collapsed in April and Democratic leadership shelved the bill.
“I’m not going to bring up a vote just to have a vote. I want to bring up this vote again if we can accomplish something,” Reid said. “That seems pretty common sense to me: If you have severe mental problems or you are a criminal, you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun.”