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Trump insists US has ‘very strong’ gun background checks

President Donald Trump is insisting that the U.S. already has "very, very strong background checks" for gun purchases. It's the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.

Police: Gunman shooting at police officers in Philadelphia

Authorities say several Philadelphia police officers have been shot in an "active and ongoing" shooting situation in the city.

Spouse of Texas mass shooting victim welcomes all to funeral

A man whose 63-year-old wife was among the Texas mass shooting victims says he has no other family and welcomes anyone wanting to attend her services in El Paso.

Trump insists he and GOP want stronger gun background checks

President Donald Trump is insisting that he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell want to "do something" to strengthen the nation's firearm background check system in the wake of two mass shootings earlier this month.
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Expert says mental illness should not be the key blame for mass shootings

On Monday, President Trump blamed the attacks on 'hatred' and 'mental illness'. The American Psychological Association has come out challenging the President's stance.

Fox’s Carlson calls white supremacy ‘a hoax.’

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed 22 people.
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Tillis would support anticipated bipartisan ‘Red Flag’ law

The “Red Flag” process allows law enforcement and family members to petition a court to temporarily restrict access to firearms by individuals deemed to pose an imminent threat to themselves or others.

Republican Ohio governor urges gun sale background checks after shooting

Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohio needs to do more while balancing people's rights to own firearms and have due process during a press conference Tuesday.

Walmart wrestles with how to respond to active shooters

Like most retailers, Walmart is accustomed to the everyday dealings of shoplifters. Now, it's confronting a bigger threat: active shooters.

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