By David Hylton
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined a 15-hour filibuster on Wednesday and Thursday calling on Congress to take more action on gun legislation.
For more than 10 minutes, drew on his personal experiences from a murder in 1994 when he was on Richmond City Council that left six people dead, the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 while he was Virginia's governor and the killing of a WDBJ7 reporter and cameraman on live TV in August 2015.
"After every one of these instances we resolve to be better, we resolve to do more. Why do we need to be passive? Why do we need to nothing?" Kaine asked.
"What will it take? When will we act," he said.
He said he's asking these questions not only as a senator, but also as a friend of his colleagues.
Watch Kaine's speech below:
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, also a former Virginia governor, took the floor during the floor to talk about gun violence.
"We all have to take a fresh look at the challenge our country faces," said Warner, who acknowledge his views on gun rights have changed over the years.
He said he's hearing he wants to hear more than "thoughts and prayers" and wants to see more actions.
Check out his speech below:
Kaine and Warner were one of many Democrats holding the filibuster, which began at 11:21 a.m. Wednesday and ended after 2 a.m. Thursday. Click here to read more about what was said and how it ended.