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FILE - This July 28, 2012 file photo provided by Bob MacDuff shows Lindsae MacDuff holding an automatic weapon at the Gun store in Las Vegas after her "shotgun wedding." Tourists from Japan flock to ranges in Waikiki, Hawaii, and the dozen or so that have cropped up in Las Vegas offer bullet-riddled bachelor parties and literal shotgun weddings, where newly married couples can fire submachine gun rounds and pose with Uzis and ammo belts. (AP Photo/Bob MacDuff, FILE)

“People just want to experience things they can’t experience elsewhere,” said Genghis Cohen, owner of Machine Guns Vegas. “There’s not an action movie in the past 30 years without a machine gun.”

A weapons allowed sign is posted Aug. 13 at The Children's Hospital, Colorado. Aurora and many other municipalities have almost no restrictions on openly carrying firearms in public, whether the person with the gun is a child or whether the gun is loaded. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“We support the Second Amendment, but that does not mean it is acceptable to parade around in public with a loaded weapon. This man was trying to make a political statement, but Colorado moms don’t want armed individuals playing politics with our children’s safety…

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speaks to Home and Community-Based Waivers recipients and their caretakers Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 while arriving for the Developmental Disabilities Forum at Casper College in Casper, Wyo. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers)

Mead’s version of the .223-caliber rifle will feature custom engraving of the state seal and his signature. Mead has said he wants a Wyoming-made rifle for sentimental reasons and doesn’t plan to hunt with it.

Answering questions at the County Sheriffs of Colorado conference in Aspen on Friday, the governor said “I would say in the gun stuff, we certainly could have done a better job.”

At the Firing Line gun shop in Aurora, assorted guns are marked with red tags reading: "Not for sale after June 30."

Giffords, D-Ariz., was severely wounded in a January 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people. The couple formed the political action committee and partner nonprofit organization in the aftermath of the December 2012 killings of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

A Texas flag sticks out of the barrel of a rifle belonging to Robert Perez, as he and others with the group Open Carry Tarrant County gathered for a demonstration, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Haltom City, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The NRA has long been a zealous advocate for gun owners’ rights. But the group’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, has called the demonstrations counterproductive to promoting gun rights, scary and “downright weird.”

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