Ted Cruz, Marjorie Taylor Greene Blame Democrats for Boulder Shooting

US President Joe Biden gives remarks after touring the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus Ohio

Led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the Republican minority also called four witnesses: Amy Swearer, a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation; Geneva Solomon, a California gun shop owner; Suzanna Gratia Hupp, a former Texas legislator; and Chris Cheng, the History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 Champion.

But Virginia's Democratic lawmakers failed to ban assault weapons or curtail the sale of high-capacity magazines - the sort of restrictions that would limit the availability of military-style weapons used in numerous nation's worst mass shootings.

Kennedy claimed that the United States does not need more gun control, but more "idiot control", recalling attempts to "strengthen national database" to prevent people with criminal records and mental disorders from owing weapons. But they've disagreed on how to do so, and how far to go.

The House also passed a second bill to extend a certain review period for background checks from three to 10 days. Some Democrats say they need to expand background checks and ban assault rifles.

But Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said that while they were "open to the discussion", Republicans in the chamber were not in favour of the two measures.

And as Senate Republicans, once again, appear poised to block gun control legislation, Colbert called for Kennedy, along with others who would block such legislation, to be voted out of office.

"I will put these bills on the floor", he said of the House-passed gun measures.

Shooting at Boulder, Colorado, supermarket
In Washington, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden was informed of what happened in Boulder. Ten people have been killed, including a police officer, in a shooting at a supermarket in the U.S. state of Colorado .

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Specifically, he said he would push to have vote on a bill already passed by the House of Representatives that would require background checks for most gun sales. "So what I'm saying to those who defend the filibuster is, show me that the Senate can operate with a filibuster and still do things that make us a better nation". "Often times people can legitimately buy a firearm because there's nothing in their background that says that they shouldn't".

Republicans by and large remain staunchly opposed to new gun regulations, arguing that the Second Amendment is sacrosanct and should not be infringed by virtually any legislation. Since then, two major gun control organizations, backed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NY and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, a victim herself of gun violence, have built nationwide grassroots organizations. But most of all, Judy, I would tell you that I'm spending my time trying to help our community heal.

"We have worked at the margins of gun violence prevention in important ways that do work, but we have real opportunities to promote responsible gun ownership and lots of work left to do", said Dan Helmer, a Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates who in 2019 ousted a pro-gun Republican. He said mental health is a key component, and that gun suicides are growing more prevalent, and that easy access to guns through unregulated purchases are part of the problem.

Broward County school board member Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting, hasn't posted anything from her own Twitter account, but she did retweet several posts about the tragedy in Boulder.

Almost 20,000 Americans died as a result of gun violence in 2020, more than other year in at least two decades, the data showed. "But in order to truly protect Americans and everyone living in America, we need a federal solution because guns cross state lines".

-With assistance from Jordan Fabian.

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