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Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises

Oct. 2, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. Gun control advocates are determined to prevent that from happening. Ten...

Biden calls for gun control; ex-governor Miller endorses him

Sep. 27, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to Las Vegas on Friday to hold a town hall on the city's east side and an evening fundraiser. Biden, the front-runner in a still crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, used his afternoon town hall to speak about gun violence, making note...

Coming for your AR-15? O'Rourke scrambles Dems' gun message

Sep. 14, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns. The Democrats have long contended their support of gun control laws does not mean they want to take away law-abiding citizens' firearms. But on Friday, they struggled to...

Arizona GOP boss: Stop Senate candidate 'dead in his tracks'

Sep. 6, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the Arizona Republican Party faced a backlash Friday after sending a fundraising email that said Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly, who rose to prominence when his wife was shot in the head, will be stopped "dead in his tracks." The email sent Thursday by Arizona GOP...

Gun groups see opportunity in NRA turmoil

Sep. 1, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

Bob Mokos is a passionate gun owner who on the surface would seem like a card-carrying National Rifle Association member. The retired airline pilot has been shooting guns since he was a child. The Vietnam veteran got more serious about firearms as a civilian after one of his sisters was fatally shot during a...

McSally gets GOP primary challenger in Arizona Senate race

Aug. 28, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area businessman said Wednesday he'll challenge U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in the Republican primary, setting up a potential threat to GOP efforts to hold onto John McCain's former Senate seat. Daniel McCarthy, who founded a cosmetics company and real-estate brokerage with his wife,...