The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on gun violence in America, and advocates from both sides—and their rivals on the committee—will get to plead their case. You can read a fuller preview of the upcoming testimony here, but we will have live updates from the hearings as they happen. The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be be broadcast live on C-SPAN. We'll have an embedded stream below, as well, once its underway.
If the hearing follows form, it will begin with statements from the Democratic Chairman, Patrick Leahy, and the Ranking Member, Chuck Grassley. Then all five (or six, if Gabrielle Giffords speaks as well) witnesses will delivered prepared statements, followed by questions from the members, rotating through party and seniority. Here's the list of current members.
In particular, we would watch for Diane Feinstein's questioning of the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, as well as the line taken by Orrin Hatch and Lindsey Graham, who are two of the more experienced and outspoken members on the Republican side.
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