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A policeman puts up crime scene tape around the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Okla on Thursday. Police say an armed gunman injured three people at a restaurant before being shot dead by two armed civilians outside. Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP hide caption

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Russian official Alexander Torshin, appearing in Moscow in 2016, was sanctioned by the U.S. government in April, suspending years of travel back to 2009 during which he cultivated ties with American conservatives. Alexander Shalgin/Tass hide caption

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Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009

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Retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North speaks before giving the invocation at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Dallas on Friday. The NRA announced Monday that North will become president of the association within a few weeks. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's convention in May 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Pledged To Take On The NRA; Now He's Speaking At Group's Annual Convention

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Tim Harmsen says he's dissatisfied with the NRA's recent compromises, but he still plans to attend the annual convention. Military Arms Channel hide caption

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Ahead Of Annual NRA Convention, A Member Says It's Sacrificing His Rights

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Wayne LaPierre, left, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, speaks at the NRA convention in 2015. A Russian politician who claims to know President Trump through the group says he saw him at that convention. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Vice President Pence will deliver the keynote address at the annual NRA convention in Dallas on Friday in front of an audience that won't be carrying any guns. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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The National Rifle Association is responding to a request from a top congressional Democrat over foreign funding amid questions about its possible role in Russia's 2016 election meddling. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, the same year he recorded a promotional video for a Russian gun rights group with ties to the NRA. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian politician Alexander Torshin, standing next to then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, attends a ceremony at the Kremlin in 2011. Torshin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and says he met Donald Trump through the group in 2015. Konstantin Zavrazhin/Getty Images hide caption

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Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

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The National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Md., on Thursday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pro-public lands messages are projected on the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. The Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show moved to Colorado because of a public land use dispute with Utah government leaders. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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