Monday morning's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 13 people, including the shooter, were killed, left two other major happenings of the day largely unnoticed as cable news networks went into overdrive to cover the rampage.
Navy Yard shooter's security clearance questioned
The US Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed consideration of four bills to curb gun violence after Republicans said they needed more time to study the proposed ban on military-style assault weapons.
Chris Kyle, the former US Navy SEAL sniper who was responsible for 160 kills during his career, was shot and killed with another man at a gun range. Man charged of killing 'most lethal' American sniper
The White House has released a photo of United States President Barack Obama skeet shooting in an apparent bid to allay concerns by gun owners that he opposes firearms following a school massacre in December.
Thousands of marchers rallied in Washington in favor of gun control on Saturday, including residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting reignited the US gun violence debate.