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Morning Maddow: January 30

GEOFFREY TRUDELL/U.S. NAVY, FLICKR

The big show on the Hill today: a Senate committee hearing on guns.  Gabby Giffords will be there.

Two Senators are mad because they can't bring guns to the hearing.

The sequester is coming! The sequester is coming! (or not)

The electoral college plan dies in the Virginia Senate.

A horrible, scary hostage situation.

French troops enter the rebel stronghold in Mali.

How to get that Navy minesweeper off the coral reef where it's stuck? Take it apart.

GEOFFREY TRUDELL/U.S. NAVY, FLICKR