Will the Virginia shooting shift the gun debate? Key questions answered

An attack on Republican congressmen during a baseball practice has thrust the gun debate back in the spotlight. Here’s what stands to be contested

In the past six years, mass shootings have occurred in schools and movie theaters; at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina; at an office Christmas party in San Bernardino, California; and at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. All the while, congressional Republicans have blocked any tightening of federal gun control laws.

Related: House majority whip Steve Scalise among four wounded in Virginia shooting

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