Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million to help cops get better prepared for "active shooter incidents."  

Holder cited the recent, deadly shootings in Kansas and Fort Hood, Texas.

"Each of these tragic events is a heartbreaking reminder that mass shootings are all too common and they have become increasingly deadly," Holder said.

Holder says it's time to take definitive action.

"As a nation we must confront this alarming rise and all of its underlying causes honestly, factually and without regard for political consequence," Holder said.

A former Ku Klux Klan leader is being charged with a hate crime in the shooting deaths of three people at two Kansas Jewish facilities on Sunday.  

Meantime, Fort Hood is still trying to cope with a shooting spree that left three dead on April 2.