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Democratic Candidates Embrace Gun Control, Despite Risks

Aftab Pureval, an Ohio Democrat seeking to unseat a Republican congressman, knows the political risks in calling for gun restrictions.

Aftab Pureval knows the risks in taking on the powerful National Rifle Association, which has spent more than $115,000 supporting his Congressional opponent over the years. But after a spate of school shootings, including February's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., Pureval believes voters in the Republican-leaning district have had enough of congressional inaction.

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