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McConnell Campaign: 'Of Course' The Senator Has Shot A Gun

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The statement follows a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal saying that McConnell had been conspicuously vague on whether he's ever owned or shot a gun.

That column came after McConnell handed Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) a gun on stage at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. McConnell's tea party primary opponent, Matt Bevin, and his likely general election challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, both criticized him on gun control after he gave the rifle to Coburn.