While urging his colleagues to vote on the gun control legislation and stricter gun laws, senior U.S. Senator from Nevada, Harry Reid, got emotional and cited his father’s suicide.
“In Nevada, if you purchase a handgun you have to wait three days to pick it up. And it's believed that alone has saved the lives of many people. Sometimes people in a fit of passion will purchase a handgun to do bad things with it, Mr. President, even as my dad did, killed himself. Waiting a few days helps.”
Harry Reid’s father committed suicide in 1972.
You can watch Reid’s gun control plea in the video above.