(KCEN) -- And the battle rages on over how to handle gun violence across the nation.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, many are calling for stricter gun laws.
Lawmakers in the Senate are expected to answer that call by introducing a bill to ban assault weapons.
But not everyone in Washington is on the same page.
Arizona Senator John McCain says, "I think we need to look at it in its entirety. I think all of us should have this conversation. I applaud the conversation. We need to have it stopped but to somehow believe that just by taking guns away from people is the answer. I don't think history shows that's the right way to do it."
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says, "The NRA is going to use all of the resources to try to stop this thing. But, ultimately, the people of this country have been transformed, and these assault weapons, and they know it, these are not used by sportsmen. You don't need an assault weapon to kill a deer."
A task force led by Vice President Joe Biden is expected to give President Obama recommendations on their plan to curb gun violence in the coming week.