(Washington, DC) -- Calling for a broadening of gun background checks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is recalling his father's suicide. Reid said, quote, "Sometimes people, in a fit of passion, purchase a handgun to do bad things with it -- even as my dad did -- kill themselves."
The Nevada Democrat added, "Waiting a few days helps." Meantime, Reid again criticized Republicans for vowing to block new gun legislation. More than a dozen conservative Republicans are threatening to filibuster any gun measures and the number is expected to grow.