Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) boasted at Virginia Tech, site of the 2007 shootings that killed 32 people, that he opposed universal background checks and was proud of his "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, a Republican nominee for New Jersey State Senate, told gun rights activists last week that if his opponent, incumbent Senator Jim Whelan (D) knocked on their door, they should get their firearms.
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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly attended a Saratoga Springs gun show in upstate New York on Sunday — her first gun show visit since surviving a 2011 shooting.