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Jerry Falwell Jr
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Jeff Katz
January 14, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. told radio host Todd Starnes on Monday that if Virginia Democrats persist with their gun grab, he will call for "civil disobedience." Falwell said, "I’m pretty sure I’m going to call for civil disobedience if the Democrats go through with this."...
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August 21, 2019 - 2:41 pm
By JILL COLVIN and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to...
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August 09, 2019 - 12:26 pm
By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and...
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Jeff Katz
August 08, 2019 - 9:51 am
President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday as he was leaving the White House that he is looking into expanding background checks for gun buyers in the U.S. after the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. The president made the remarks while on his way to visit the two cities. Video of Trump...
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(HHS' Administration for Children and Families via AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 2:04 pm
By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a...
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