Sorry gun-grabbers, no dice.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that he lacked the votes to bring gun-control legislation to the Senate floor for a vote.
“We’re going to move this up as quickly as we can, but we’ve got to have the votes first,” the Nevada Democrat told The Hill. “We don’t have the votes. I hope we get them, but we don’t have them now.”
Reid’s comments came in the wake of the slaying of 12 people in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
The gunman, Aaron Alexis, 34, a former Navy reservist who was an information technology employee with a defense contractor, was killed at the scene. The FBI said on Tuesday that he entered the Navy Yard armed with a shotgun.