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.
"Side note: With universal background checks, I wouldn't be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this," Dan Crenshaw tweeted.
"We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon wrote in a memo Tuesday. "As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same."
While it's unclear what exactly caused the 36-year-old to fail a background check, records indicate he had previously been arrested for evading arrest and criminal trespass in 2001.
"I said several weeks ago that if the president took a position on a bill so that we knew we would actually be making a law and not just having serial votes, I'd be happy to put it on the floor."
Coulter on Sunday weighed in on a Twitter discussion about gun control in the wake of Texas' second mass shooting during August.
"The problem is not the absence of laws. It's an absence of morality," former police officer Tony Perkins said.
"We don't have more 'crazy' or 'mentally unstable' people in the US," Stanley tweeted. "What we DO have are commonplace mass shootings with automatic and semi-automatic high powered firearms."
Texas Republican congressman Matt Schaefer railed against Americans calling for lawmakers to "do something" about mass shootings, arguing via Twitter Saturday that God and prayer are more effective than gun control regulations.
An impassioned Beto O'Rourke told CNN's Dana Bash Sunday the epidemic of U.S. gun violence is "f***ed up" just one day after the second mass shooting in less than a month in his home state of Texas.
Reversing a Washington norm, gun control groups spent more on lobbying during the 2018 midterms than the NRA did
The Democrats' brief presented a stark picture of the politicization of the high court and described the dark money funded campaign to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
NRA Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer informed the organization's board and executive council of the move Tuesday evening, according to a copy of his e-mail that was obtained by Newsweek.
Police had previously said the firearm used in the shooting was purchased legally.
"It seems like everyday there's another shooting. This isn't normal. It's time our elected officials do something about it."
Americans wanting to protect themselves during mass shootings and other attacks should realize technology is the best way forward.
"The guy is lucky he didn't kill anyone and didn't get killed himself," said police captain Diedrich Hohn. "He put a lot of people in danger because what he did was a very reckless act."
The plan seems to have gone too far for even the most progressive candidates while Beto O'Rourke, who is struggling to distinguish himself, has little to lose.
The Connecticut senator tried to quell the notion from some in his party that there is little-to-no hope of Trump getting his Republican colleagues in Congress on board.
"Let's get them off the streets because they're killing people," Rep. Tom Reed said about cars during a debate on universal background checks for gun purchases.
"Basically the answer is that, yes, if you're a small-cap fund investor, most likely you do have exposure to companies that are publicly traded that manufacture guns," Jon Hale told Newsweek.
Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action organized rallies in all 50 states advocating against gun-supporting lawmakers.
The chief NRA lobbyist for Florida said, "How do you tell a 10-year-old little girl who got a Ruger 10/22 with a pink stock for her birthday that her rifle is an assault weapon?"
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee announced it will return from its recess a few days early to consider a slew of gun control bills. Here's what they'll be discussing.
A poll by Fox News reveals declining support for the NRA among Americans and also gun-owning households as President Donald Trump mulls new gun control legislation.
"By making this a matter of faith, we can confront evil head-on," Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill wrote in response to the El Paso and Dayton shootings.