A judge said the Air Force's failure to report prior felony convictions of the 2017 Texas church shooter "caused the deaths and injuries" of the victims.
At least 500 people were expected to attend the service.
Even Bernie Sanders is apparently to blame.
Closure is never easy following extreme trauma, but according to one grief counselor, the religious ties in Sunderland Springs Texas may help the small community pull through.
"This is an active evil," Colbert said Monday after more gun violence in the U.S.
"He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and trying to preach his atheism," said Nina Rosa Nava, a former classmate.
President Donald Trump is continuing his Asia trip despite the killing of 26 people in a mass shooting at a Texas church.
The federal background check system is supposed to stop anyone convicted of domestic violence from buying a gun.
Data shows gun casualties outpace terrorism and drunken driving deaths.