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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) leaves the Senate chamber during a recess in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues at the U.S. Capitol on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Senators continue asking questions for the House impeachment managers and the president's defense team. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Toomey: Biden not helpful in gun reform

Republicans have lamented that the path to solving gun violence in America seems to be impossible amid an extremely partisan White House. This comes as Democrats in Washington, D.C. seem to be unwilling to lay down their partisan arms to solve the problem of gun violence.



From left, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., confer as the House Judiciary Committee holds an emergency meeting to advance a series of Democratic gun control measures, called the Protecting Our Kids Act, in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 2, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Judiciary Committee debates gun control legislation

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation seeking to further gun control in the wake of several mass shootings across the nation. On Thursday, the Democrat-led House panel met for an emergency session to discuss a package of measures called the Protecting Our Kids Act.



FILE - An ATF agent poses with homemade rifles, or "ghost guns," at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif., on Aug. 29, 2017. Spurred by the Tuesday, May 24, 2022, deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, California senators approved giving citizens the power to sue those who traffic in illegal firearms, mimicking a Texas law that is intended to deter abortions. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

US lawmakers debate gun reform

The Second Amendment is apparently up for debate in Washington, D.C. as lawmakers attempt to signal they are doing something about gun violence. On several corporate news outlets, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle put in their two cents on how to make sure another mass shooting like the one in Uvalde, Texas doesn’t happen again.