UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid formally pulled the overall gun bill from consideration shortly before 3:00 p.m., but he vowed to bring it back.

"I've spoken to the president. He and I agree that the best way to keep working toward passing a background check bill is hit a pause, and freeze the background check bill where it is," Reid said, pledging to victims of recent mass shootings that the Senate would keep trying.

"It's only a matter of time before we bring this anti-gun violence measure back to the floor for a vote," Reid said. "The stand of the Republicans is not sustainable. It's a question of how long they're going to stand firm, but it's not sustainable."

We are getting farther and farther away from the dates of the murders that brought the gun issue to the forefront. Will it go on so long that people will no longer care to push for laws?

The above quote is from HuffPo article.