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Sen. Burr Apologizes for Gun Joke to Put 'Bull's-Eye' on Clinton

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By    |   Monday, 31 Oct 2016 10:26 PM

North Carolina GOP Sen. Richard Burr jokingly suggested gun owners might want to put a "bull's-eye" on Hillary Clinton, according to audio posted by CNN.

At an event for GOP volunteers in Mooresville, N.C., over the weekend, Burr drew some laughs when, referring to the official publication of the NRA, he said, "Nothing made me feel any better than — I walked into a gun shop . . . there was a copy of 'Rifleman' on the counter, it's got a picture of Hillary Clinton on the front of it.

"I was a little bit shocked at that it didn't have a bull's-eye on it.

"But on the bottom right [of the magazine], it had everybody for federal office in this particular state that they should vote for. So, let me assure you, there's an army of support out there right now for our candidates."

On Monday, Burr issued an apology.

"The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it," Burr, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, said in a Monday statement to CNN.

Burr's misfire was similar to one by GOP nominee Donald Trump in August, when he suggested "Second Amendment people" could stop Clinton.

At a rally in Wilmington, N.C., in August, Trump warned Clinton, if elected, would appoint Supreme Court justices who would block gun rights.

"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” Trump said before adding: "Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

The remark drew immediate criticism, but Trump complained hours later, "Give me a break," insisting he was referring to the power that voters hold, and later telling Fox News "there can be no other interpretation."

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