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Top Democratic candidates team up for gun violence ad

Several top Democratic presidential candidates came together ahead of Thursday's presidential debate to support former Rep. Gabby Giffords' political organization and deliver a message on guns: Our children deserve better.

Texas lt. gov. bucks NRA on background check support

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is ready to work on restricting gun sales in his state between strangers without a background check in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Texas -- even if it means opposing the National Rifle Association.

Walgreens asks customers not to openly carry guns in its stores

Five retailers have announced this week that they will start asking customers not to openly carry guns into their stores in states where open carry is legal. The moves represent a major shift in the way retailers are positioning themselves in the gun debate.

How Walmart became an unlikely champion of gun safety

In some ways, Walmart's announcement Tuesday that it will stop selling some guns and ammunition — and ask customers not to openly carry guns in its stores — is just another step in a years-long process of reevaluating its relationship with firearms.

Gun safety overshadows Labor Day campaign kickoff for Dems

As the Democratic presidential candidates fanned out across early contest states Monday, the traditional Labor Day kickoff to the fall campaign was overshadowed by their frustration about the congressional deadlock over gun safety laws after yet another deadly mass shooting over the weekend.

White House focuses on death penalty

The Trump administration is preparing a package of legislative measures responding to a spate of recent mass shootings, aides said Monday, even as White House and congressional staffs remain far apart on the best path forward.

6 takeaways from town halls with Bullock, de Blasio

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered two markedly different views of the Democratic Party at CNN town halls on Sunday, providing a stark example of the political divide inside the party.