Many Republicans have pushed for so-called "red flag" laws. But some congressional Republicans say the country needs new gun control legislation that'd go a few steps further.
Get this right, the congressman told me. As a new father, ending gun violence was the issue that energized him most.
Hundreds of protesters urged the Senate Majority Leader to allow lawmakers the chance to vote on a House-passed bill that would strengthen background checks for purchasing firearms.
Former Florida Congressman David Jolly called on Democrats to clear out Republicans from the House and Senate to tackle gun control.
The two federations called for legislators to pass "comprehensive gun control reform" and for people to pressure their representatives to act.
"Happens here almost every weekend," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said as she called for Trump, congressional Republicans to pass federal gun control legislation after city's most violent weekend.
McConnell, who is currently recovering from a fractured shoulder at his home in Kentucky, has remained mum on his plans to address the topic. The senator's team did not immediately respond to requests from Newsweek.
The move was also supported by Senator Bernie Sanders, who is a top contender among college students for the 2020 election.
"It is disgraceful this is what passes for Republican rhetoric now," said a local Democrat in light of Candice Keller's comments.
The El Paso Police Department initially tweeted that there were reports of "multiple shooters" but only had one person in custody.
"The Second Amendment is not a second-class right and adults over the age of eighteen but under twenty-one are not second-class people," a firearms advocate said.
"I know it sounds horrible, but I think it's a very logical approach for the situation we're in," said Boston rabbi Dan Rodkin.
I submitted my son Joaquin's basketball shoes. Before he was murdered in the Parkland school shooting, he wanted me to coach his basketball team.
"Handgun licensing saves lives for the same reason drivers' licensing saves lives," one of the bills' sponsors said.
"Handgun purchaser licensing laws function to reduce gun violence by better screening out individuals," the report found.
"I'm sorry to interrupt, but you keep saying, we're not helpless. So, I'm saying: what would have prevented this tragedy?" Tapper asked Booker again, after the 2020 candidate failed to address the specifics of gun control.
"If I have an aggressive kid in my class and he gets a hold of my gun, what then?" asked one teacher.
"Australia has strict gun laws and they still own guns AND the country is safe from unnecessary gun violence. See how that works?"
This deadliness can and should be countered with non-violent gun control.
"The campaign, the family, the business, the transition in the administration all approached by Russians? It was eye opening."
Progressive Twitter users lamented the massacre and used it as an example of the consequences of weak laws on gun ownership.
"As a New Zealander, I can't imagine a country that is less likely to ignore this and do nothing as the United States has done after Columbine, Sandy Hook and all the others," said gun control expert Philip Alpers, a researcher at the University of Sydney and founding director of GunPolicy.org, which tracks gun laws around the world.