An earlier version of the bill passed the House in 2019 but was stopped from a Senate vote by Mitch McConnell—who no longer controls the chamber.
The motive behind the shooting is unknown and no one has been taken into custody, as of early Tuesday.
Police were called to a home in Lubbock, Texas, to reports of a shooting on Sunday afternoon. A 5-year-old was subsequently taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police staked out the suspect's home in Darby, Pennsylvania for hours on Sunday, but the man remains at large.
"Today you should be a senior in school. We should be celebrating love," Fred Guttenberg wrote in a Twitter thread marking the third anniversary of his 14-year-old daughter's murder.
Those with crazy conspiracy theories claiming that nothing happened to Jaime should trade bodies with me for a moment, so they can live with the hole that I have in my heart.
Corbin James Redman, 17, was accused of shooting and killing 11-year-old Addison Marie Redman in their Arcada Township home on the morning of August 20 in 2019.
Tityana Coppage, 21, has been charged in relation to the fatal shooting of Keith Lars. Her 16-year-old brother was killed a few days prior.
The latest arrest comes amid heightened tension and security concerns across the country, including at the California State Capitol.
The day after the Capitol riots, Cleveland Grover Meredith sent a text message threatening to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head on live television. He also expressed predictions that "many in our country will die" within the 12 days following the riots.
The child had been playing with his mother's loaded gun inside an apartment in the Weinland Park area of Columbus when the firearm discharged, police said.
Terrell Hunter, 34, is facing charges of aggravated battery and damaging property after the shooting in Pensacola, Florida on December 24.
Michael Lopez, 23, is facing a charge of first-degree aggravated murder after police said he fatally shot his mother at the dinner table of their home in Springville, Utah.
The Gun Violence Archive reported over 17,400 gun deaths and 36,300 gun injuries in 2020 as of December 1, a significant increase compared with 2019, which saw over 15,400 gun deaths and 30,000 injuries in total for the year.
Police said the two young girls were playing with a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson before the tragic shooting.
The shooting took place shortly after a man woke up and found two teenage boys in his daughter's room in Little Rock, Arkansas.
A 17-year-old boy became the 300th murder victim in Los Angeles this year after he was fatally shot when he was riding a motorbike near his home.
Sadeek Clark-Harrison died from a single shot to the head fired through the front-door window around 2:45 a.m., police said.
Roberto Carlos Silva, 23, was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and first-degree arson after the shooting in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Basic, constitutional policies like background checks are not partisan matters. President-elect Joe Biden understands this violence is preventable, and we cannot wait.
The number of mass shootings in the U.S. have soared in 2020, despite widespread closures of schools, officers and many public places due to the pandemic.
Even though COVID-19 lockdowns have restricted people's access to public spaces, mass shootings are still occurring.
Deputies reportedly recovered two shotgun shell casings from the property of a house bearing multiple signs unfavorable towards President Donald Trump, including one reading "Dump Trump," on the morning after Election Day in Ohio.
Jerry Saffo, 32, died in the shooting outside a Family Dollar store in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.
Thomas Parkinson-Freeman, 23, has been charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, after the shooting in Gulfport, Florida.
"This dynamic is playing out in every metro in the nation no matter the demographic of residents, the party in charge or the state the city calls home," Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett said last week.
COVID-19 and racial justice are the leading issues for Gen Z voters casting their ballot in this year's general election.
Josiah Johnson, 18, pointed a gun at the cab driver after he tried to pay his fare with a fake $100 bill in Aloha, Oregon, authorities said.