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NRA has history of promoting gun rights outside US

Apr. 14, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politicians. The reality is that the NRA has been exerting its influence on gun debates outside the...

House approves domestic violence law amid dispute over guns

Apr. 4, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, despite complaints by Republicans that Democrats were politicizing the popular law by expanding gun control. The bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act includes a...

For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate

Mar. 30, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their...

For '20 Dems, more targets but uphill slog to win Senate

Mar. 30, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she'll be national Democrats' top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party's rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. "I feel comfortable I'll be their...

Gallego declines to run for Arizona Senate seat

Mar. 25, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Ruben Gallego said Monday he won't run for the U.S. Senate, likely avoiding a contentious fight for the Democratic nomination to finish John McCain's last term. Gallego is well-connected to the liberal base of the Democratic Party, and many activists hoped the Phoenix Democrat would...

House passage of gun safety bills reflects political shift

Feb. 28, 2019 7:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House put on a display of Democratic priorities this week with two bills to bolster background checks on firearms purchases, showing just how quickly the politics of gun control have turned. Just a few years ago, says Kris Brown, the president of one of the nation's leading gun...

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid

Feb. 23, 2019 6:18 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicked off a "mission for Arizona" Saturday as he launched his U.S. Senate campaign with a rally in Tucson, the city where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting when she was a congresswoman. That attack in 2011 led Kelly to leave NASA and become...

The Latest: Mark Kelly kicks of Senate campaign

Feb. 23, 2019 5:48 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on retired astronaut Mark Kelly launching his campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is casting his Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate as a "mission for Arizona" as he kicks off his bid to finish John McCain's last term...

Colorado 'red flag' gun bill passes first hearing

Feb. 22, 2019 1:55 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats launched another campaign Thursday to pass a "red flag" gun law — an effort backed by many top law enforcement officials to allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk. Florida passed its own "red flag" law after the...