Guns

Gun background checks are on pace to break record
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Associated Press
December 04, 2019 - 6:36 am
Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.
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President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of requiring background checks for firearms purchased at gun shows and over the internet made a fresh pitch Wednesday to President Donald Trump. GOP Sen. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Chris Murphy of Connecticut...
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