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GOP Lawmaker Quits Race After Backlash Over Gun Stance

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“In the wake of deadly mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY), a soft-spoken congressman serving his first full term in the House, stunned fellow Republicans by embracing a federal assault weapons ban and limits on high-capacity magazines,” thew New York Times reports.

“It took only seven days for political forces to catch up with him.”

“On Friday, facing intense backlash from party leaders, a potential primary from the state party chairman and a forceful dressing down from Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Jacobs announced that he would abandon his re-election campaign.”

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