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    Scalise in Critical Condition as Shootings Revive Gun Debate

    Will it ever stop? After two mass shootings Wednesday, Americans were again faced with the issue of gun violence. An attack in Virginia left Majority Whip Steve Scalise critically wounded, while San Francisco was left to wonder why a UPS employee was able to kill three colleagues with an assault pistol. After visiting Scalise last night, President Donald Trump said Thursday the congressman was “in some trouble.” The attack, which took place at a baseball practice, also left two Capitol police officers, a Capitol Hill staffer and a lobbyist injured. But their involvement in 2017’s 154th mass shooting isn’t expected to empower either side in the gun debate.

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