The National Rifle Association partnered with Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz at the start of this year to spew false and alarmist claims about Democrats.

The NRA shared a video of Cruz on Twitter falsely claiming that Democrats wanted to "take your freedom" for wanting assault weapons regulated differently than 18th century muskets.

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It's been two weeks since two horrific mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas resulted in the deaths of 31 people, but Americans' calls for common sense gun reform haven't relented.

This is most recently evident at an Iowa town hall for Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). Ernst, who is up for reelection in 2020, has an A-rating from the National Rifle Association and received a nearly $10 thousand donation during her 2014 senate campaign.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: (AFP OUT) Ivanka Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The United States continues to mourn in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that occurred 13 hours apart and resulted in a total of 31 deaths.

The shooter responsible for the 22 of those deaths at a shopping center in El Paso published a manifesto minutes before the shooting, featuring anti-immigrant sentiments similar to those of President Donald Trump and his supporters.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Kenneth Charles Canterbury Jr. and judicial nominees July 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee met to hear testimony on Canterbury’s nomination as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the nomination of four federal judges. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign is in hot water for tweeting a photo of tombstones featuring the names of McConnell's rivals only hours after a white supremacist murdered 22 people in El Paso, Texas.

The cardboard tombstones were erected at the 2019 Fancy Farm event, where McConnell made an appearance. They feature the names of McConnell's 2020 senate challenger Amy McGrath as well as Judge Merrick Garland, whom McConnell unconstitutionally stonewalled from ascending to the Supreme Court after former President Barack Obama appointed him to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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