The responses come after a spate of high-profile mass shootings across several states that have left dozens dead and rattled the country.
"It is within our grasp to end our gun violence epidemic," the Democratic hopeful's proposal said.
87 percent of school shooters give warning signs and threats, in one way or another.
Ten years after the ban expired in 2004, the number of mass shootings more than tripled and the number of fatalities spiked more than fourfold.
Trump appears to have put his electoral stock fully in the gun-rights crowd, and at a point when the politics of gun control are shifting for the first time in decades.
Family and friends of victims of the the 2012 Aurora, Colorado mass shooting during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" have asked Warner Bros. to address gun violence ahead of the release of their "Joker" film.
Twenty one Attorneys General asked Congress to expand background checks to include ammunition purchases.
This would mean the district would not spend money or resources enforcing federal laws Roger Deeds believes are an infringement of residents' constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has been called "AR-15 salesman of the year" after making incendiary comments earlier this month which vowed government confiscation of the weapons under his proposed administration.
Giffords and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe attended the event to promote Democratic candidates running on a platform of gun safety in the state's upcoming elections
While the vast majority of Americans do back modest efforts to curtail the availability of guns or shore up gun safety, the specific proposal O'Rourke is emphasizing divides the public's support.
"It does not take much imagination to conjure up the enormous harm that can result from the combination of illegal firearms, explosives, and drone aircrafts," prosecutor William McSwain said in a press release.
The vagueness of the retailers' statements and carefully-worded avoidance of the use of the term "ban" have become something of a Rorschach test.
"I want to take everyone back to one of the earliest attempts at mass confiscation of firearms in the United States," Loesch said. "And that was Wounded Knee."
"Our nation's greatest asset, our children, are the innocent victims of gun manufacturers' greed enabled by their corrupt lobby and our elected whores," Barry Schapiro wrote.
The topline proposal, perhaps the bill's most controversial, would establish a "full registry" of gun license holders.
O'Rourke has become a champion for mandatory buybacks of assault weapons, such as AR-15s, that have been used in many recent mass shootings.
"The NRA must prove beyond all shadows of doubt or accusations that we are squeaky clean," Nugent wrote.
During the third Democrat debate, O'Rourke made a rousing plea to ban the possession of certain military-style rifles, such as the AR-15.
Still reeling from the mass shootings in Odessa and El Paso, the former Texas Representative told the Democratic debate crowd he would go beyond optional buybacks.
At least one NRA director privately expressed concerns about the alleged extravagance of the Alaska trip.
Those who've yet to support a ban showed pause due to concerns about the bill's details, believed it was a hopeless task — so long as the Senate is GOP controlled — or simply did not want to discuss the matter.
But the application of this bill, should it pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Donald Trump, an uncertain prospect unto itself, may leave behind perpetrators of hate in various parts of the country.
GOP members indicated that, while they may support certain gun violence prevention measures, they're unwilling to take action without support from Trump because efforts would be futile to only be defeated by a presidential veto.
"So, let's save time. Let's just get it done — now," the speaker of the House said.
The NRA's political arm repudiated Patrick's comments, likening them to "Bloomberg-funded failures that were attempted under the Obama administration."
"We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores," CVS wrote in a Twitter post Thursday.
The findings also reveal a relationship between media coverage of mass shootings and resulting legislative action.
Political leaning caused divides among students when it came to concealed carry and certain firearm-related bans.
As some call for a boycott of Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods — which stopped selling guns and ammunition in 135 stores — has seen a 3.2 percent rise in profits this year.