Signs of a partisan divide on guns re-emerged hours after the shooting.

Signs of a partisan divide on guns re-emerged hours after the shooting.

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence is scheduled for Tuesday in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Boulder.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times The Senate Judiciary Committee, confronted with the mass shootings of 18 people in two states within the span of a week, will hold a hearing on the problem of gun violence on Tuesday morning as advocates of regulation raise a familiar plea for Congress to act. Only hours after the shooting in Boulder, Colo., on Monday night, signs of a familiar partisan divide on guns began to appear. Some Democrats called for action, including the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, who said , “This Senate must and will move forward on legislation to help stop the epidemic of gun violence.” Some Republicans, including Representative Lauren Boebert, who made supporting gun owners’ rights a key part of her agenda while running for office in Colorado, expressed sympathy for the victims. “May God be with us as we make sense of this senseless violence, and may we unify and not divide during this time,” she said . Advocacy groups quickly responded. The group Everytown for Gun Safety said the shooting in Boulder was at least the 246th mass shooting in the United States since January 2009, and that on average 805 people die by gun violence in Colorado every year . “This is yet another in a long string of horrific tragedies, from Boulder today to Atlanta last week to the dozens more […]

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