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FBI makes 3 arrests ahead of pro-gun rally in Virginia

January 17, 2020
Geoff Bennett | NBC News
The governor of Virginia has declared a temporary state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally scheduled there, and the FBI has made several arrests of alleged white supremacists.
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N.R.A.’s LaPierre Asks Trump to ‘Stop the Games’ Over Gun Legislation in Discussion About Its Support

September 28, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni | The New York Times
President Trump met in the White House on Friday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, and discussed prospective gun legislation and whether the N.R.A. could provide support for the president as he faces impeachment and a more difficult re-election campaign, according to two people familiar with the meeting.
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Senate Republicans indicate willingness to pass a gun bill, but will Trump sign it?

September 20, 2019
Lisa Desjardins, Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
White House officials have been meeting with Republicans in Congress about a potential plan for a gun bill. While President Trump hasn't weighed in on what sort of proposal he would back, Republican senators are feeling pressure to take some action on the issue.
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Schumer and Pelosi, Talking to Trump on Guns, Try to Sweeten the Deal

September 16, 2019
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
The top two Democrats in Congress, seeking to ramp up pressure on Republicans to pass legislation extending background checks to all gun buyers, told President Trump on Sunday that they would join him at the White House for a “historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden” if he agreed to the measure.
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Democrats diverge over pursuing assault weapons ban

September 12, 2019
Michael Scherer, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
The split among Democrats between dramatic action and practical politics has added a complicated wrinkle to the gun debate now roiling Washington and the campaign trail.
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Why Congress is likely to be even more divided this fall

September 11, 2019
Lisa Desjardins, Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
As Congress returns to Washington, three deadly mass shootings in August have reignited the debate over gun regulation. Meanwhile, some House Democrats are feeling pressure to step up impeachment inquiries. And with federal spending at record-high levels, settling on a funding bill to avoid another government shutdown will be critical.
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On guns and other divisive issues, Trump wary of crossing his political base

September 10, 2019
Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
During a 91-minute campaign rally, a mere 14 seconds left an indelible imprint on President Trump. Rousing supporters in Manchester, N.H., in the aftermath of two gun massacres last month, Trump proclaimed that he would “always uphold the Second Amendment.” The arena crowd burst into applause so rapturous that the president paused for those 14 seconds to absorb it.
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Democrats urge action on background checks

September 10, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
Congressional Democrats are urging President Trump to take action on gun control, at the same time as they widen an impeachment investigation. Democratic leaders want the president to get Senate Republicans to vote on a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases. A new poll shows 83 percent of Americans support comprehensive background checks.
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Congress returns to a gun debate and fight over funding the government

September 9, 2019
Manu Raju, Lauren Fox | CNN
Congress returns Monday from a month-long recess struggling to resolve the difficult politics of gun control while trying to avoid yet another government shutdown in the Trump era.
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