Like him or not, Harry Reid is a staunch pro-gunner. Reid voted
against the AWB and he also voted against the extension of the AWB. In 2004 the extension of the AWB passed the US senate on a 52-47 vote.
Democratic presidential contenders John Kerry of Massachusetts and John Edwards of North Carolina broke away from the Super Tuesday campaign trail to cast votes - their first of the year - with the 52-47 majority on the assault weapons ban.
Ten Republicans broke party ranks on the assault weapons vote: Warner, Chafee, Fitzgerald, DeWine, Lugar, Voinovich, Susan Collins of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Gordon Smith of Oregon and Olympia Snowe of Maine.
Six Democrats voted against extending the ban: Baucus, Nelson, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Zell Miller of Georgia and Harry Reid of Nevada.