Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that Democrats will propose new gun control legislation this week in the wake of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.

Reid, D-Nev., told reporters after a closed-door meeting with rank-and-file Democrats that they are ready to "move forward" with unspecified legislation.

Reid promised "some press" on the legislation on Thursday. The Democratic proposal is unlikely to receive Senate consideration, however, because Republicans control the majority and the floor schedule, and have historically opposed tighter gun ownership restrictions.

Democrats for years have pushed for tighter gun restrictions, often launching new initiatives in the wake of tragic mass shootings.

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