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Odessa shooter got his weapon by using private sale loophole that Mitch McConnell refuses to close: report

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The man who fatally shot seven people while wounding 25 more in Odessa, Texas over the weekend reportedly obtained his weapon by taking advantage of a key loophole that Republican lawmakers have steadfastly refused to close.

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News’ Matt Gutman that the shooter bought his AR-15-style rifle through a private sale, which meant he did not have to undergo a federal background check.

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Previously, law enforcement officials investigating the shooting said that the shooter had actually failed to pass a federal background check, although they did not elaborate on how he got his weapon.

Gun control advocates have long wanted to extend mandating federal background checks for all sales of weapons, including private sales at gun shows or sales between individuals. So far, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has not endorsed any specific measures to strengthen background checks or reduce the availability of deadly weapons.

While many individual states do require background checks for private gun sales, many conservative states, including Texas, do not.

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House Democrats earlier this year passed legislation that closed the so-called “gun show loophole” by requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but so far McConnell has refused to take it up.

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kicked out of protest: ‘The most intense walk of shame I’ve ever seen’

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Controversial Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was kicked out of a protest against police violence on Saturday.

One of the organizers asked him to answer "yes or no" to whether he would commit to defunding the Minneapolis Police Department.

"It's important that we hear this, because if y'all don't know, he's up for reelection next year," the organizer told the crowd. "And if he says 'no,' guess what the f*ck we're going to do next year."

Frey shook his head from side-to-side.

"Get the f*ck out of here," the organizer demanded.

The crowd then began chanting, "go home Jacob, go home."

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser takes action ‘aimed to humiliate Trump’ in ongoing feud: Washington Post

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The ongoing feud between the black woman leading Washington, DC and the white man inside the White House was the focus of an in-depth Washington Post report published Saturday evening.

"The response has been emphatic. Since Trump’s personal attack on May 30, Bowser has fought back fiercely against the president’s bullying, taunting him with tweets and criticisms of her own. On Friday, she rebuked him with a defiant display of street art in which she sought to draw a clear contrast with Trump’s calls for 'law and order' by demonstrating active support for peaceful protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement," the newspaper reported.

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Trump impersonator Sarah Cooper shows ‘how to bunker’ like the leader of the free world

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President Donald Trump was ridiculed this week for "barricading himself" inside the White House after he canceled a planned trip to his resort Bedminster, New Jersey.

Some even bestowed the nickname, "bunker boy."

The bunker, officially known as the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), which was constructed by President Franklin Roosevelt following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Trump, in an interview with Fox News Radio, denied that he was there for protection, saying it was just one of the inspections he conducts.

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