Watch live: Democratic senators hold news conference on gun control legislation


Mourning and outrage continue to reverberate across the nation following a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday. And, amid a long history of gun violence in the United States, increased gun control legislation is still uncertain in Congress.

There are notably two gun bills that have been passed in the House, but not yet in the Senate: H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, both of which would tighten gun sales regulations by expanding background checks.

The Tuesday shooting in Uvalde, Texas, marks the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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