Senate Hearing on Gun Laws Postponed Due to Navy Yard Shooting

Senate Hearing on Gun Laws Postponed Due to Navy Yard Shooting

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Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Sept. 16 2013 6:25 PM

Senate Hearing on Gun Laws Postponed Due to Navy Yard Shooting

Tomorrow at 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee was supposed to hold a hearing on "Stand Your Ground" laws featuring testimony from Trayvon Martin's mother, John "More Guns Less Crime" Lott, and a trio of congressman that, for maximum cable TV potential, included Rep. Louie Gohmert. But shortly after 6 p.m., on a day when the Senate was on a security lock-down due to the Navy Yard shooting, Sen. Dick Durbin's office (and the office of would-be panelist Rep. Luis Gutierrez) announced that the hearing would be rescheduled.

That's right. The hearing inspired by one shooting has been bumped because of another shooting.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics