Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
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Newtown shootings:: Democrat Harry Reid hints at gun change

18 December 2012 Last updated at 10:38 GMT

A senior Democrat senator, who has long been an opponent of gun control, has indicated he could be ready to change his position.

Democratic Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid, who has a reputation as a pro-gun politician, acknowledged it was time for Congress to take action in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook school in the US.