The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held the first in a series of hearings aimed at mitigating gun violence in the wake of two recent mass shootings within one week — first in Atlanta, Georgia, and then in Boulder, Colorado. 

The hearing, which was scheduled before a suspected gunman opened fire in a Colorado supermarket, killing at least 10 people on Monday night, followed the passage of a gun safety bill by the House less than two weeks ago, that will likely face roadblocks in the Senate.

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