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Republican Senator Echoes Trump, Jokes About Shooting Hillary Clinton

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr apologizes for saying he was surprised that a gun magazine with a photo of Hillary Clinton on the cover hadn't put a bull's-eye over her face.

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North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is apologizing for saying he was surprised that a gun magazine with a photo of Hillary Clinton on the cover hadn't put a bull's-eye over her face.

The senator made the comment Saturday during a private gathering of Republicans. CNN obtained audio from the event.

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Burr is heard saying he saw a copy of American Rifleman in a gun shop. He said: "It's got a picture of Hillary Clinton on the front of it. I was a little bit shocked that it didn't have a bull's-eye on it." His Democratic challenger, Deborah Ross, says on Twitter that his comments are "dangerous and irresponsible."

Burr's comment echoed what Donald Trump had said in August when the Republican presidential candidate urged 'second amendment folks' to deal with Hillary Clinton.

Burr says in a letter to The Raleigh News & Observer, "The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it."

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